There are a lot of medications that are taken on
a daily basis that could pose potential side effects if used with anesthesia.
Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will go over in detail what you are taking and
whether or not you should stop before your surgical procedure.
everything that you take, including over the counter herbal and dietary
supplements is of utmost importance.
There are a lot
of aspirin and aspirin containing medication that will inhibit your blood
from clotting and can cause problems during surgery.
If there are any
dietary restrictions because of certain foods containing aspirin, your
surgeon will tell you what to stay away from.
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) also contribute to thinning
of the blood and can act like an anti-coagulant.
(which are used for depression) can cause severe problems when combined with
anesthesia, especially general anesthesia. The combination can cause
dangerously low blood pressure during surgery.
antidepressants have the ability to sometimes interact with certain
medications that are used during surgery, dental procedures or emergency
treatment. These interactions could in crease the likelihood of unwanted