Face and Eyelid Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills Los Angeles

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Preparing for Injections


7 TO 10 DAYS before your appointment, Stop All Medications That Thin Your Blood:

Do not take medications that relieve pain due to headache, arthritis, menstrual cramps, muscle soreness, etc or cold medications.

Common blood thinners include aspirin, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, naprosyn, Pamprin, fish oil, omega supplements and vitamin E.

Do not take herbal supplements and vitamins:

  • more common: vitamin E, fish oil, flax seed oil, alpha lipoic acid, echinacea, garlic supplemens, gingko biloba, st. john’s wort
  • less common: bilberry, cayenne, dong quai, feverfew, ginger, ginseng, hawthorne, kava kava, licorice root, ma huang, red clover, valerian, yohimbe

Tylenol, Extra Strength Tylenol, Tylenol Migraine or Tylenol PM are OK.

Vitamins A, B, C, and D are okay, as are Benadryl, Sudafed, calcium and magnesium.

Please check with your primary care physician, internist or cardiologist prior to stopping any medications. If your doctor prescribed medication for your health, do not stop without his or her consent, especially Coumadin, Heparin, Plavix, Lovenox or prescribed aspirin therapy.

Please ask us if you have any questions or if you are taking anything not mentioned above. Just send us a note or call 310.247.3777.

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