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Should I take this drug before major surgery .the drug is effexor?

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Anonymous 8 Jul 2010

Hi,

Did you ask your Doctor? If you have not ask him.

It may have an interaction with the anesthetic.

Many drugs interact with anesthesia. If you are a frequent drug user, especially of narcotic pain medication like Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Lortab your liver will metabolize the anesthesia quickly and will require that you be given more medication sooner.

Many prescription or over the counter medications interact with anesthesia (causing potentially toxic levels), increase bleeding, or cause other dangerous interactions. It is extremely important to inform your doctor of all drugs and herbal remedies that you take either regularly or occasionally. Depending on your condition, the medicine may be discontinued before surgery, or the dosage of anesthesia will be adjusted to accomodate for the anticipated variations of medicine levels in the bloodstream.

barbles2413 9 Jul 2010

this is a question for your anesthesologist

Anonymous 9 Jul 2010

ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT ANY NEW DRUG YOU TAKE BEFORE SURGERY.

He should have a current full list of all Meds. you take

Anonymous 10 Jul 2010

Always ask the doc prior to surgery if its okay to take this med if its one of your morning meds.

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