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Which medications should stop taking before surgery?

Which medications should stop taking before surgery?

OTC and some meds: Over the counter meds, homeopathic meds and anti inflammaories 5 days prior to surgery. Generally continue medication for high blood pressure. Consult with the facility pertaining to individual prescriptive medications. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what pain medications are given after surgery?

I'm wondering what pain medications are given after surgery?

This depends on: The type of surgery you are having. Sometimes just basic pain medications, such as opioid based pills like Percocet can be effective pain control. If the surgery is more invasive, you may need anything from patient controlled analgesia or timed IV medications like morphine or dilaudid. Your surgical team will most likely make sure your pain is controlled effectively, but let them know if they dont. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child needs pain medication after surgery?

How can I tell if my child needs pain medication after surgery?

Look at the kid..: Verbally or, more importantly non-verbally, your kid will communicate if in pain. Or take advice of the professional (doc, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) that knows your child the best, or has done the surgery. Then what medication, what dose, what frequency, what adverse affects to watch for are all guided by medical personnel, and generally should be written instructions. ...Read more

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Are the medications permanent and if so, should I consider surgery?

Are the medications permanent and if so, should I consider surgery?

Meds vs Surgery: It is not clear which medications and what sort of conditions you are considering. Please resubmit your question with more detail. ...Read more

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Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Does my child need to have surgery for his PDA if the initial medications didn't work?

Maybe: The fact that you say medication didn't work makes me assume your child is in the nicu. In this setting the PDA usually has an impact on the baby's ability to breath so the PDA needs to be dealt with. In older children pda's can be closed non-surgically in the catheterization lab, but if your baby is very small this option is not available and tying off the PDA at bedside can usually be done. ...Read more

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Is there any topical or oral medication for xanthelams ( i don't want surgery or liser)?

Is there any topical or oral medication for xanthelams ( i don't want surgery or liser)?

Xanthelasma?: You are quite young for these. These yellowish plaques tend to occur around the eye and are sometimes indicative of hypercholesterolemia. If your cholesterol is elevated you might benefit from treatment and maybe the xanthelasma will improve. ...Read more

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My nephew was born at 25weeks at 1lb 10oz he has pda and is 4weeks old now, they r treating him with medication at present, how risky is surgery?

My nephew was born at 25weeks at 1lb 10oz he has pda and is 4weeks old now, they r treating him with medication at present, how risky is surgery?

PDA: For an extremely premature baby all surgeries carry significantly elevated risks. The good news about all of this is: IF medical therapy fails (indomethacin) the PDA surgery is not "open heart surgery", the CT surgeon approaches the PDA through the side and places a clip on the ductus thus closing it off. Ignoring the ductus is not an option. ...Read more

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Possible medications for ectopic improved surgery?

Repost: With more detail so we can help better. What meds are you referring to? ...Read more

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Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Will I need to take medications after my hydrocele surgery?

Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's surgery or medication to lose memory?

Help! need to know if there's surgery or medication to lose memory?

Nope: No such thing yet. Would be nice sometimes to have the deneuralizer from Men in Black sometimes, though, wouldn't it? There is research being done on medications though. ...Read more

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Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

Before having surgery for my hydrocele, do I need to take medications?

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. You may need a little pain medicine after surgery. ...Read more

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Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Question too vague: You need to be more specific with your questions. Provide background DX , age and type of procedure.Start over, questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take one year n 7 month old pain that expired medication I had from surgery?

No: Throw it away and seek treatment for your new problem. You should never keep expired medications in the house. ...Read more

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What are your instructions to a type1 diabetic in regards to their medication before they have surgery?

What are your instructions to a type1 diabetic in regards to their medication before they have surgery?

Several: Depending on type and length of surgery, i generally advise my patients to reduce their Insulin dose the night before by a certain percentage and to allow IV fluids during the operation to have dextrose as aesthetic agents can cause hypoglycemia. Close bs monitoring also needed during the first 8-12hrs. ...Read more

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What type of pain medication and/or surgery can help me with my pain and day to day struggle having CARPITUNAL ?

What type of pain medication and/or surgery can help me with my pain and day to day struggle having CARPITUNAL ?

Splint use: Best results with wearing splints on the wrists at least during the day. The surgery is carpal tunnel release, but some try corticosteroid injection first. Try and stop doing repetitive wrist motions such as typing and twisting caps for now, if able, or at least wear the splints to keep your wrists immobilized. Pain medications like antiinflammatories, if not allergic can help. Paracetamol as well ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have surgery soon. Is there any way that I can find out in advance the names of every medication I'll be receiving? Who do I contact?

I'm scheduled to have surgery soon. Is there any way that I can find out in advance the names of every medication I'll be receiving? Who do I contact?

No way : Unfortunately, there is no way on predict which medications you will need, and even those that are common are given by different doctors. Anesthesia specifically is not uniform among anesthesiologists. Best to share your concerns with your surgeon before you get to the hospital. They should be able to ease your mind, and let you know more about the local process. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do I need to do to prepare for butt augmentation surgery? Is there any special preparation for butt augmentation, such as stopping certain medications? .

What do I need to do to prepare for butt augmentation surgery? Is there any special preparation for butt augmentation, such as stopping certain medications?

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All : All patients undergoing surgery in my practice will have to stop the use of many medications and supplements. If you go to my website www.Natureredefined.Com you can find a complete list of these medications under patient forms.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Hi Dr Fakir I was at your surgery a few months ago for an extraction-I haven't experienced and pain since the removal until now (today) and it feels exactly the same as last. Is there pain medication I can use please. ?

Hi Dr Fakir

I was at your surgery a few months ago for an extraction-I haven't experienced and pain since the removal until now (today) and it feels exactly the same as last. Is there pain medication I can use please. ?

Hello: You submitted this on the health education portion of HealthTap. If you work with Dr. Fakir - via HealthTap Concierge- that is a different part of healthtap. Otherwise , would contact Dr. Fakir at his office. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take before mastectomy surgery?

Which medications are safe to take before mastectomy surgery?

Varies: This is best covered at your anesthesia preop interview. Usually, pain meds are ok except for nsaids like ibuprofen. Antacids are good, though do not eat Tums (calcium carbonate) while fasting as this counts as food. BP meds generally ok, especially beta blockers like metoprolol. Long-acting Insulin held or reduced, short-acting held. It really should be spelled out for you exactly before your surgery. ...Read more

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What type of medication do they give you after retina surgery?

What type of medication do they give you after retina surgery?

Retina surgery: Typically, an ophthalmologist will prescribe various eye drops to help the eye heal after retinal surgery. These include antibiotic and anti-inflammatory (both steroids and non-steroidal) drops. Sometimes, you will also be prescribed antibiotic or steroid pills if necessary. ...Read more

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Could the medication you take after oral surgery make you nauseous?

Could the medication you take after oral surgery make you nauseous?

Definitely, yes: Opioid-Induced nausea is a common side effect. Alternate opioid (Vicodin) with NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen).
If concerned, call your surgeon for medication adjustment. Be well soon. ...Read more

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How long will pain medications be needed post tendon repair surgery?

How long will pain medications be needed post tendon repair surgery?

Variable: It's impossible to say with any accuracy. Different people respond to pain differently. Ideally you would need some medication for only a short period of time although cases do arise where people stay on their medication longer. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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How to loose facial fat and double chin with out surgery or medication?

How to loose facial fat and double chin with out surgery or medication?

Exercise and diet: Dear Raghu,

The best way to loose fat is to exercise on a regular basis and follow a health diet of mainly whole foods. ...Read more

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How long will pain medications be necessary after tendon repair surgery?

How long will pain medications be necessary after tendon repair surgery?

Short time: Pain and the need for pain medication is a very subjective item. Some people need none & some need it for several weeks. It also depends on what tendon was repaired. ...Read more

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Is surgery more effective than medications for treating cervical dystonia?

Is surgery more effective than medications for treating cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia Tx: Botulinum Toxins are the first line medications for Cervical Dystonia & the majority respond to injections. The Type A Botulinum Toxins are Xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Botox and Dysport. The Type B Botulinum Toxin is Myobloc. They are all equally effective. Deep Brain Stimulation is for those that don't respond to Botulinum Toxin and works very well for 50% of patients. ...Read more

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What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

Some irregular heart: Benign and don't need meds. Get an explanation from your dr. Cut down on caffeine and energy drinks. God bless u! ...Read more