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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.
Never stop a medication without discussing it first with your doctor. Following is a partial list of the more commonly used prescription drugs that may need to be discontinued prior to surgery
What Is Effexor?
Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine used to treat depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression).
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