Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Can you take Tylenol prior to surgery?


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2008-05-21 12:20:31
2008-05-21 12:20:31

Yes. Tylenol is not a blood thinner like ibuprofen and Aspirin and can be taken before surgery.

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Generally you will get an instruction letter from the hospital telling you in advance what medications you can take prior to surgery.

You should avoid taking any medications prior to having surgery. Unless your pain is extremely severe you should avoid it. If necessary, you should take one extra strength Tylenol with a SMALL SIP of water exactly 2 hours before your scheduled surgery. Also inform the nurse or surgeon that you did consume Tylenol two hours prior to coming for the surgery. If you forget to tell them, it could prove deadly.

I am having a elbow replacement. can I take celebrex and Tylenol before surgery<

Yes. Because Tylenol is not a blood thinner it is fine to take before surgery. Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen.

Sometimes it can be taken prior to surgery, but it depends on several factors. To find out if you should take your dose before you have surgery, you should ask the doctor.

Yes. Tylenol is not a blood thinner and won't impair your ability to clot.

Both my PA and a pharmacist confirmed that you CAN take Tylenol pm after surgery as a sleep aid, as long as its worked in as part of your regular Tylenol dosage. ie...I can take 2 500mg ES Tylenol for pain management 4 times in a 24 hour period. I will be replacing one of those doses with 2 500mg ES Tylenol PM. Don't exceed your maximum dosage of ANY Tylenol product prescribed by your doctor/surgeon. (This answer is for reference only an is based only on MY doctors information)

probably, but why would you need to?

Yes actually. Most of the time, some doctors prescribe this medication prior to surgery as a prophylactic from allergies and also to help the patient relax and stay calm when going into surgery.

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Yes you can. If you are going to have a General Anaesthetic for Surgery, make sure you take it with just a little water a few hours before the surgery. Remember you have to stay fasting at least 4 - 5 hours before the anaesthetic.

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You have to be on a liquid diet prior to surgery to prepare your stomach for the upcoming gastric bypass surgery.

I have had 5 surgeries and was told to take it off for all of them

Yes. Completely ok. Sometimes even helps.

Ibuprofen is a blood thinner, just like aspirin and ideally should be avoided 2 weeks prior to surgery. Acetominophen (Tylenol) does not have that effect and can be taken instead. Incorrect. After taking ibuprofen, unlike aspirin, blood platelet function returns to normal in about 24 hours. Ibuprofen should be discontinued at least 24 hours before surgery. I am a physician, and I have discovered that many surgeons are unaware of the difference between aspirin and ibuprofen with regard to platelet function.

Patients are usually advised against taking all types of NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) two weeks prior to having surgery. The reason for this is because NSAIDS can thin the blood, causing increased bleeding during and after surgery. Doctors advise patients to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or a presription med instead, if something is needed for pain.

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