Course Content
Preadmission Testing
PAT's/Pre-op Physical/Cardiology Clearance
Course Completion
Surgery Pre-op Class-Medical
About Lesson
Blood Thinner Image

If you take any blood thinners, you will need to modify your regimen around your surgery.

Most blood thinners will be stopped 1 week prior such as:

    • e.g. Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Aleve
    • Plavix (generic: clopidrogrel)
    • PletalĀ  (generic: cilostazol)
    • Mobic (generic: meloxicam)
    • Coumadin (generic: warfarin) – important, see next slide on “bridging therapy”


You will be instructed as to whether you can resume these medications after surgery or not.