Posted by LarryS (220.127.116.11) on November 09, 2000 at 13:44:58:
In Reply to: Pending Surgery posted by Mondi on November 09, 2000 at 12:43:06:
Sounds like an easy way out for the anesthesiologist. Some meds are a real problem (verapamil, indocin, pain meds, etc.) but others should pose no problem. Imitrex for example is absorbed and eliminated from your system very quickly (short half life) ... a few days before and after should be sufficient. Others (ox2,SSRI's) should have no effect.
If you have been taking some medication for a while (eg. paxil, narcotics) quiting suddenly will hurt (an understatement!!). Most docs will ween you gradually.
I would give your doc a list of meds and insist he/she do the research. I am not an MD ... just my opinion.
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