I was given information from my ENT regarding taking (or not taking rather) drugs prior to surgery. They list all kinds of aspirin, Advil, etc. It says I should not take these two weeks prior to surgery for clotting reasons, I'm assuming. I'm scheduled for surgery on the 26th (9 days) and am fighting a terrible cough/cold. I was taking the cough syrup thinking I was fine b/c it doesn't have any ibuprofen, aspirin. However, I just read on the information to inform your doctor if you are going to have surgery after/while taking this medicine. It mainly contains Guaifensien (Sp?) mucus thinner and codeine? Anyone know if this is a problem? I'm definitely calling the ENT on Monday to confirm, but wondering if anyone knows for sure why the warning on the prescription handout? Hope this makes sense..would love any insight.
Oh, I checked the list and it doesn't mention not taking cough medicine on my paperwork from ENT.
I had to go to the ER and my ENT's office. I never had additional anesthesia or an actual OR visit. I had to have two different re-chemical cauterizations.. one for each side. I am unsure if it was my decongestant of the fact that I had a really bad case of thrush. I would say it wouldn't hurt to play it safe and stick to the pure psuedophed.