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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.