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can i take tramadol before surgery

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Tramadol: Tramadol is a pain killer. You can take it before the surgery. Please discuss it with your surgeon for further clarification.

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Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The drug will be long gone in a week.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It does not contain any blood thinners.
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: It does not affect your risk of bleeding.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes, But.: But still check with your doctor. Also, if you do, take with a very small sip of water. Some doctors don't want you to take anything that can cause yo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience Pain Management
Percocet and surgery: This shouldn't be a problem. Let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know. Just take your meds with a small sip of water. Many facilities actually give ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vicodin: Generally, Vicodin & Zoloft (sertraline) do not significantly interact with each other (especially at low doses). Hope that helps!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The patient can take narcotics before surgery for the gallbladder
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
More info needed: Ibuprofen can affect bleeding times so it would be prudent to talk to your surgeon first. Depending on the type of surgery you are having it may be wi ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
Iodine: The low iodine diet is only needed prior to a parathyroid scan that is done before surgery. After this is done you can go back to eating your regular ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wait 4-6 hours: Occasionally mixing these drugs may not be harmful, but combining them in high doses or on a regular basis is not recommended due to its higher probab ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Upto a day: Better not to combine those two drugs, wait until done with the tramadol then restart the hydroxyzine after one day of the last dose of tramadol , goo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Ask: Typically this is not a problem before general anesthesia as long as it is 4-8 hours (depending on the time you are told not to have anything in your ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wait 4 hours: since both NSAIDs use together is contraindicated. Always talk with your doctor about all medicines you take.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: Other than both medications cause sleepiness they are unrelated and can be taken together. Do not drive or operate machinery.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Xanax (alprazolam): As prescribed, but usually at least half hour after alka seltzer.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Report?: Did you report ALL your medications to your Oral Surgical Specialist before the extraction? If so the Oral Surgeon would have discussed medication ma ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: There no generally no medications that you need to take before your hydrocele surgery. Be sure you are not taking any blood thinners before surgery. Y ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes in moderation: In moderation and after consulting with your cardiologist if it is ok to drink.As he/she has more knowledge of your case after you have been released ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not : Not necessarily. There are two main reasons doctors ask that you limit your medications prior to surgery. First, if you are undergoing general anesthe ... Read More

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