Medications to Avoid

Before & After Surgery

Below are a list of the more common medications that may need to be discontinued prior to any surgery. Not all medications are able to be listed so it is IMPORTANT to have ALL your medications cleared with the doctor prior to your surgery. If you have any questions about any of the medications you are currently taking, please call our office at (772) 223-0600.

Bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Aredia, Didronel or Zometa are a class of drugs that inhibit the action of bone resorbtion. Its uses include the prevention and treatment of disease of bone (osteoporosis) and cancer therapy. If you use a bisphosphonate medication you should advise your dentist. In some cases, having a dental procedure performed while taking a bisphosphonate drug may cause a detrimental condition call Osteonecrosis. In order to avoid this risk to our patients, a blood test can be ordered and will let us know the risk to you of developing osteonecrosis after a dental procedure.

Anacin Products
Arthritis Pain Formula
ASA
Aspergum
Equagesic
Fiorinal Products
Alka-Seltzer Products
Arthritis Strength-
BC Powder
Bayer Aspirin
Dristan
Ecotrin Products
Excedrin Products
Goodys Extra Strength Headache Powders
Momentum
BC Powder
Bufferin Products
Carisoprodol Compound
Cortisone Medications
Doans Products
Darvon ASA
Duragesic
Empirin Products
Night-Time
Effervenscent Cold
Percodan Products
Salicylate Products
St. Joseph Aspirin
Suprax
Triaminicin
Aleve
Cataflam
Etodolac
Indomethacin Products
Lodine
Motrin Products
Naproxen
Relafen
Anaprox Products
Clinoril
Dimetapp Sinus
Naprosyn Products
Nuprin
Advil Products
Ansaid
Daypro
Dristan Sinus
Ibuprofen
Indocin Products
Midol Products
Torodol
Voltaren
Accutrim
Arthritis Bufferin
Doxycycline
Ephedra
Phenylpropanolamine
Ru-Tuss
Tenuate
Ticlid
Vitamin E
Actifed
BC Tablet
Contac
Fastin
Hydrocortisone
Vibramycin
Warfarin
Accutane
Childrens Advil
Coumadin
Flagyl
Garlic Capsules
Macrodantin
Persantine
Redux
Vitamin C
Elavil
Tofranil
Amitriptyline
Triavil
Sinequan