RESUME OF ALAN P. ZELICOFF, M.D. 801 Morningside Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 Business Phone: 1-505-255-6908 (updated 12/7/08) EDUCATION Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1971 – 1975 • A.B. Physics • Senior Thesis: “Computer Modeling of Drug Interactions” • Junior Thesis: "Prediction of Core Temperatures in the Tokomak" • Special Concentration: Rus
«practice_name»8530 W. Sunset Rd. Suite 130 Las Vegas, NV 89113 (702)822-2100 MEDICATIONS & SUPPLEMENTS TO STOP BEFORE SURGERY & INJECTIONS
Some medications and dietary supplements can contribute to bruising, bleeding or other problems if taken before
injections (Botox, Fil ers) or surgery. These must be stopped 2 weeks before!
Most of the supplements and drugs below can contribute to coagulation problems (Blood Thinners) and should be
stopped 2 weeks before injections or surgery. The asterisk (*) identifies those that could affect anesthesia and healing
and relate mostly to surgery.
If a medication on the list has been prescribed by your doctor for medical reasons (Palvix, Coumadin, Aspirin for a
stent, Prednisone, etc.), DO NOT STOP the medication without first discussing it with your physician. Please let us know if
you have been prescribed any of these medications so we can help you formulate a safe plan.
The list below is ever changing with new medications and more information on old ones. Therefore, it should not be
considered complete. If you are not sure about a product, ask us and we wil research it.
If you were prescribed Vitamedica Vitamins before surgery, these are safe to use and are designed for the peri-
The doctors wil advise you when you can resume supplements and medications after surgery.
ASPIRIN & RELATED
Acetyl Salicylic Acid
(Anacin, Alka Seltzer,
Ascriptin, Bufferin, Bayer ETC.)
(Asacol, Apriso, Lialda,
Pentasa, Canasa, Rowasa)
NSAIDS (NON STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS)
(Mortin, Advil, Nuprin, ETC)
(Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia,
(Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan)
BLOOD THINNERS (ANTI-COAGULANTS)
You must let us know if you are taking any of these prescribed drugs. DO NOT STOP without first discussing with your
doctor. Let us know so we can help formulate a plan.
(Coumadin, Jantoven, Sofarin) (Pradaxa)
(Heparin, Lovenox, Fragmin)
HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS
St. John’s Wort*
Horse Chestnut Seed
Many Medications for
Any Weight Loss Drug
(Cortisone, Prednisone, Cortef)
Some Antidepressants and Anti-Anxiety medications can affect anesthesia. We DO NOT recommend stopping prior to
surgery. However, please make us aware if you are on any Anti-Depressants or Anti-Anxiety Drugs:
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