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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can u take percocet one week before surgery. not sure about the aspirin.

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Dr. Chester Berschling
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Aspirin and aurgery: Percocet is ok- just be sure to tell the anesthesiologist. Definitely avoid aspirin- it interferes with blood clotting and could cause excessive bleeding during surgery
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Yes, it is okay: Taking Percocet before surgery is fine. However, you’re right to ask, and it’s very important to avoid most other pain medications -- aspirin and NSAIDS (e.g., ibuprofenAdvil, Motrin; naproxen - Aleve) -- within a certain timeframe before surgery because they can significantly increase your risk of bleeding. Percocet contains oxycodone and acetaminophen, which have low risks of bleeding.
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