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Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery? Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

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Unread 03-01-2006, 12:33 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

A friend of mine told me that her doctor said it was not safe to take Advil (ibupropen) close to surgery. I haven't been warned about this and am worried because I have been taking Advil like candies to help with the pain. If you know more about this, please let me know, I'm only 13 days before going to the castle! Thanks for the advise. Frenchie
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Unread 03-01-2006, 12:40 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

it thins the blood..and yes ,i think you should not take any more until after surgery.. i took aleve prior to my surgery and didn't take it for almost 2 weeks...
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Unread 03-01-2006, 12:42 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

My doc told me not to take anything within 10 days of surgery!!!! Best of luck to you!
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Unread 03-01-2006, 12:45 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

Generally ,during your pre-op blood work they`ll check how fast your blood will clot........my Dr. told me NO ibuprofen and several other things I was on (herbal remedies) because of their ability to make you bleed easier........DEFINATELY check with yours about his preference......... `S hoping things go well for u at the castle
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Unread 03-01-2006, 01:02 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

I think that I wasn't allowed to take ibuprofen or aspirin for 1-2 weeks prior to surgery. This is pretty standard. They don't want your blood to be to thin. I think that tylenol is OK. You should double check with your Dr. You don't want to be all prepped for surgery and then have them go through all the questions, just to cancel because you were taking ibuprofen.
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Unread 03-01-2006, 01:16 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

Hi, I have been told to stop all aspirin, ibuprofen, and aleve products 2 weeks before surgery. As well as all herbal supplements and vitamins. I can still take tylenol though. My doctor said 2 weeks prior and the hospital said 1 week, so if you stop now you should still be fine! Of course, your doctor knows your situation best.

Hope this helps and take care!
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Unread 03-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

Call your own doctor to be sure, but you need to stop taking any aspirin, Aleve, Advil, etc. 10 - 14 days prior to your surgery.
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Unread 03-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

Thank you ladies for your fast replies! I am so glad I found out about this. Can you imagine to have your surgery cancelled because of taking Advil! Not sure what to take for pain until then? I should call my doc right now. Frenchie
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Unread 03-01-2006, 01:36 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

Frenchie,
at the dr today, he told me that I could take advil up until a week before surgery. Call yours and ask though. I am stopping taking it by 2 weeks before (next week) and they prescribed darvocet instead.

Tons of hugs, Raymo
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Unread 03-01-2006, 01:40 PM
Is it safe to take ADVIL before surgery?

Frenchie, my doc said no NSAID's 1 week before surgery. I was told Tylenol or codiene were fine. You may want to check with your doc.
GOOD LUCK!!!!
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