What medications should I stop?

In general, you can take most of your regular medications with sips of water on the morning of the surgery unless recommended otherwise by your surgeon or anaesthetist.

Here are some exceptions:

  • Aspirin
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Clopidogrel/Plavix
  • NSAIDs (Advil and others)

You will be informed of when to stop these medications at your pre-admission visit. In certain cases, your surgical and medical teams might recommend not stopping these medications before surgery. Please make sure you discuss this with your surgeon at the pre-operative visit.