Having surgery a week from today. I have pain from a muscle strain in lower back. I can't take ibuprofen because I'm having surgery in a week. Can I take Tylenol for pain? I think the issue is taking meds that are blood thinners.
This question has also been asked and answered here: Is acetaminophen a blood thinner?
I'm trying to find out the answer to the question I got two blood clots in my lungs and im taking warfarin the doctor said my body was rejected the warfarin but they still got me taking them I need help ASAP I stayed in the hospital 8 days so is Tylenol a blood thinner or what can I take please help me
Acetaminophen is generic for Tylenol is brand name for ibuprofen. It is not a blood thinner it is an anti-inflammatory. That is why it relieves pain so well because it helps reduce swelling and inflammation in areas of discomfort. So therefore it would not affect any surgical procedures. Unless the doctor specifically said nothing by mouth before surgery that would be because he doesn't want you to have anything in your stomach that may cause vomiting from anesthesia. So it is best to make sure that at least 12 hours before the surgery you do not have anything in your stomach if you are going to receive anesthesia. You will be receiving pain medication after your surgery and you will also be receiving anesthetic during your surgery. They will make certain that you are as comfortable as can be. But again a direct answer to your question is Tylenol is not a blood.
Acetylsalicylic acid is aspirin the generic name that is a blood thinner so if you take a baby aspirin every day you need to hold that 4 several days prior to your surgery.
Just, FYI: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an antiinflammatory. Tylenol is classified as a painkiller for mild to moderate pain and fever.
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