Most doctors will tell you nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to the procedure if you are going to be sedated because they cannot risk a person aspirating food into their lungs when they are under. That being said I always specifically ask if I can take my meds the morning of with a a few small sips of water, and most say that it is ok, but you always need to ask.
I had surgery and took my Tramadol up until the day before my surgery and it was fine. I just wouldnt take anything the day of your surgery. They always say 7 days but it depends more so on what your taking. Tramadol dont hurt.
My husband had 2 back surgeries and 2 knee surgeries and the doctors (both of them) said he could continue taking tramadol HCL while awaiting his surgeries because they are considered pain pills. So, if 2 doctors agree then you are safe.
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