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Medication Instructions for After Surgery

Use Before Surgery:

  • Hibiclens 4% Soap - Antibacterial soap
    • Shower twice with this soap the day before surgery and then once on the morning of surgery.
  • Mupirocin Ointment - Antibacterial nasal ointment
    • Apply a small amount topically to each nostril three times a day for five days before surgery

Use After Surgery:

  • Oxycodone/Acetaminophen(Percocet) 10mg/325mg tablet - Start when you begin to feel pain. Utilize this pain medication so that you can participate successfully with physical therapy.
    • 1 tablet every 4-6 hours as needed for pain
  • Ibuprofen 800mg tablet - If allowed by your medical doctor, this medication will help reduce your pain. Start when you begin to feel pain.
    • 1 tablet every 8 hours as needed for pain.
  • Aspirin 81mg tablet - For prevention of blood clots. It is safe to take this medication along with ibuprofen. Not to be used if you are already on another blood thinner preoperatively.
    • 1 tablet every 12 hours for 6 weeks from surgery, start night of surgery.

If you are on another blood thinner prior to surgery:

  • Plavix – resume Plavix the day following surgery and add a single aspirin 81mg tablet daily for 6 weeks from surgery.
  • Eliquis/Xarelto/Coumadin – Eliquis 2.5mg every 12 hours for 3 days starting the day after surgery followed by resumption of normal Eliquis/Xarelto/Coumadin dosing.

Zofran(Ondansetron) tablet- anti-nausea medication

  • 1 tablet every 8 hours as needed for nausea.
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