My doctor says it is not necessary, but the hospital says I should stop 10 days before surgery. Confused!!!
6 Dec 2010
Aspirin and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDS, should be stopped 7 to 10 days prior to surgery. The reason for discontinuing these medications is that they can increase bleeding at the time of surgery.
Celebrex is a COX II Inhibitor are a fairly new class of NSAIDS.
Confusion arises because in studies Celebrex does not cause increased
However to be safe some surgeons recommend to stop Celebrex 7 to 10 days before surgery.
In general, Celebrex can be restarted the day after the procedure once the risk of bleeding is over.
- Celebrex Information for Consumers
- Celebrex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celebrex (detailed)
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