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Why shouldn't I have Advil (ibuprofen) before surgery?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Risks
Advil (ibuprofen) is an nsaid, and this class of medicine can increase your risk of bleeding, which could increase the risk of the surgery.
Advil (ibuprofen) (and other nsaids) can adversely affect kidney function, which could complicate recovery from surgery. Finally recent studies appear to show increased risk of heart attack after some surgeries/procedures with nsaids.

In brief: Risks
Advil (ibuprofen) is an nsaid, and this class of medicine can increase your risk of bleeding, which could increase the risk of the surgery.
Advil (ibuprofen) (and other nsaids) can adversely affect kidney function, which could complicate recovery from surgery. Finally recent studies appear to show increased risk of heart attack after some surgeries/procedures with nsaids.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Concerns of drug interactions.
The potentiation of opioids (narcotics) used during surgery with advil (ibuprofen) (non steroidal anti-inflammatory) most likely to occur.

In brief: Yes.
Concerns of drug interactions.
The potentiation of opioids (narcotics) used during surgery with advil (ibuprofen) (non steroidal anti-inflammatory) most likely to occur.
Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blood thinner
Also it thins your blood a bit.
It may cause a bit of unnecessary bleeding.

In brief: Blood thinner
Also it thins your blood a bit.
It may cause a bit of unnecessary bleeding.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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