Post operative medications
POST OPERATIVE MEDICATIONS
YOU MAY BE GIVEN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS
PERCOCET-(oxycodone hcl/acetominophin)- you may take one or two tablets every 4 to 6
Hours as needed for pain relief.
VICODEN-(hydrocodone bitatrate/acetominophin)- as above
OXYCONTIN-(oxycodone hcl)- Long acting percocet, that is to be taken every twelve hours.
This medication will help keep a steady state of pain reliever in the blood stream and should
Be taken on schedule for best results.
All narcotic pain medication can cause nausea and vomiting. You should avoid taking this
Medication on an empty stomach.
All narcotic medication may cause itching. You may take 25 milligrams of Benadryl every 6
Hours to relieve these symptoms.
All narcotics will cause constipation. It is very important that you take a stool softener such
As Colace or Senekott while you are taking pain medication. These are over the counter
Medications and should be taken according to the manufacturers directions.
VALIUM-(diazepam)- This medication is commonly used for anxiety, but if you have had
breast implants placed you will be given this drug. This will relieve any muscle spasm of the
pectoral muscles. You may take one tablet every 6-8 hours.
This may be taken with your pain medication, however may make you very drowsy.
DURICEF-(cefadroxil)- take one capsule 2 times daily
OMNICEF-(cefdinir)- take one capsule 2 times daily
LEVOQUIN-(levofloxacin)- If allergic to penicillin you will be given levoquin. This is to be
taken once daily.
All antibiotics are to be started AFTER your surgery unless instructed otherwise by Dr.
All antibiotics may cause diarrhea as well as vaginal and oral yeast infections. If you know
you are prone to these infections, please inform Dr. Greco, he may decide to give you
Prophylactic treatment to avoid these side effects.
ZOFRAN O.D.T. (odansetron)- This is to be taken at the first sign of Nausea. It is to be
Placed under the tongue to dissolve. This may be taken every 6 hours as needed.
If you do not have Zofran, you may take 25 milligrams of benadryl, this will also aid in
Nausea relief, but will make you tired.
VALTREX-(VALACYCLOVIR)- One tablet two times daily. This medication will be
Prescribed if you are having a procedure that involves Laser resurfacing or Dermabrasion
Of the mouth/lips region. This medication will help prevent potential viral outbreaks.
This medications should always be started two full days (4 doses) prior surgery. This may
Be taken the morning of surgery with a sip of water.
MEDROL DOSE PACK (methylprednisolone)- This is to be taken according to the
Directions on the package, unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Greco. This medication will
Help reduce the swelling of your surgery. This medication will usually only be prescribed
For facial surgery. It is not uncommon to experience excessive thirst and increased appetite
With this medication.
VIGAMOX- (moxifloxacin) 1 drop every 8 hours in the affected eye(s). This is an antibiotic
which will be started after surgery. Your eyes may be blurry after each application.
PRED-FORTE(prednisolone) One drop in the affected eye(s) 4 times daily for a maximum
Of four days unless otherwise instructed by Dr.Greco. This is an anti inflammatory
Medication that will help relieve the itching and redness in the eyes.
FML OINTMENT (flourometholone)- apply to affected areas three times daily. This is a
Topical steroid cream which will decrease the inflammation of your skin. Only use this as
Directed by Dr. Greco.
BACITRACIN OPTHALMIC OINTMENT- apply to your eyelid incisions 3-4 times daily or
whenever your incision appears to be dry. There should always be a light coating on the
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS
NEOSPORIN OR BACITRACIN- antibacterial creams to be used directly on the incision
sites. Some people may have allergic reactions to this medication if they have Metal allergies
zinc, silver, etc. If you have ever worn costume jewelry and reacted to the metal you should
not use these medications.
AQUAPHOR- a hypoallergenic petrolatum based ointment to be used after lasering or as
Directed by Dr. Greco .
ARNICA MONTANA-This is a homeopathic remedy that has been shown to aid in the
Reduction of bruising and swelling. It is used according to the manufacturers directions.
BROMELAIN-This is a homeopathic remedy that will act as an anti inflammatory agent,
Decrease swelling and pain. It may be taken according to the manufacturers directions.
VITAMIN-C- You may take 500mg of vitamin-c up to 2 x daily, this will aid in wound
ZINC- Zinc may be taken on a daily basis to aid in wound healing. 50 to 200 mg daily
ALL MEDICATIONS, PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER, ARE TO BE USED TO
THE MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED. IF ANY
ADVERSE REACTION OR ALERGIC REACTIONS SHOULD OCCUR, DISCONTINUE USE
AND PHONE YOUR PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY.
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