Preparing For Surgery Progress:
It’s also important to know that all over-the-counter anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) EXCEPT Tylenol are mild blood thinners.
This includes medications like:
- Motrin (generic: ibuprofen
- Aleve (generic: naproxen)
These medications must be stopped 7 days prior to surgery.
Gastric bypass patients should never resume these medications, as they greatly increase the risk of a marginal ulcer, which is an ulcer that occurs at the junction of the gastric pouch and the small intestinal connection.
Sleeve, SIPS, and band patients can resume these medications 4 weeks after surgery.