Patient Preoperative Instructions (Anesthesia)
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT
If you have been prescribed a scopolamine patch, please place the patch behind your ear the night before surgery.
Please drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids the day before surgery.
Take your normal medications the night before/morning of surgery with a small sip of water (see exceptions below):
Please do not take an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) for high blood pressure such as losartan, candesartan, irbesartan, valsartan, olmesartan, Avapro, Diovan, Micardis, Cozaar, Hyzaar, Benecar, Atacand.
If you take only oral diabetes medications, please do not take them the morning of surgery.
If you take multiple oral diabetes medications and insulin, please follow the recommendations of the prescribing provider regarding those medications.
If you take Plavix, Aggrenox, Pradaxa, Coumadin, clopidogrel, dabigatran, dipyridamole, warfarin, or other blood thinner, please follow the recommendations of your surgeon or prescribing provider.