Should I take my prescription medications on the day of surgery?

 

Should I take my prescription medications on the day of surgery?

Most medications can be taken the day of surgery. However, exceptions to this rule include some diabetic medications, high blood pressure medications, vitamins/herbal supplements, hormone replacements or anti-coagulants (blood thinners). Insulin is usually given in a reduced dose the day of surgery. All questions pertaining to this issue should be discussed with your surgeon at the time of your pre-operative visit or an anesthesiologist via our pre-operative clinics. For Overlake Hospital please call 425-646-5825. For Evergreen Hospital, please call 425-899-2706.

 

 

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