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Unread 04-18-2002, 04:45 PM
question re: OTC drugs

Hi LIW's and PP's -

I have a question. I can't believe I didn't think about this before taking something but I was kind of out of my mind with pain.

I was (well, I felt like I was ) dying this morning and I took an Excedrin Migraine pill. Between my headache and this horrible abdominal pain, I just didn't think about the repercussions. My surgery is next Tuesday, 4/23. Only 5 days away.

Is this going to affect me in anyway? I have looked and can't seem to find the information again on OTC drugs and how long they stay in your system. I will be very careful not to do this again, but just wanted to put the question out to y'all for reassurance.

Thank you for all of your support. I am very thankful to everyone who helps make this site a success, whether just by posting and replying, or actually running the beast!

Take care - LIW Linda
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Unread 04-18-2002, 04:52 PM
question re: OTC drugs

Hi regency!

There are recommended restrictions on OTC drugs prior to surgery, but this seems to vary from doctor to doctor. Why not give your clinic or hospital a call in the morning to see what they have to say about it? I am not sure what drugs are in excedrin, but generally, asprin and ibuprophen is limited. For me, my restriction was only a few days prior...others is longer, so please consult your doctor. Good luck!

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