Certain medications should not be taken before surgery. Please check the information leaflet provided by the Preoperative Assessment Clinic which lists medications you should avoid and those that are safe to take.
Insulin or Hypoglycemic drugs
If you are taking medication for the treatment of diabetes, please do not take medicines on the morning of surgery. You should bring all medications to the Hospital, for review on admission.
Warfarin, Plavix, Nu-Seal Asprin, HRT, Oral Contraceptive Pill, Methotrexate, Arava, Kineret, Humera or Remicade
If you are taking any of the medications listed above and have attended the Preoperative Assessment Clinic, please refer to the information sheet provided to you at assessment.
If you are taking any of the medications listed above and have not attended the Preoperative Assessment Clinic please contact the Medical Registrar at the Hospital for advice on medicine management. Please do not discontinue medication without consultation.
If you are taking medication or herbal remedies, you should consult the information sheet provided by the Preoperative Assessment Clinic or contact the Medical Registrar for advice.