Medications

Keeping a note of when your next medication is due will ensure you do not exceed the stated daily doses and also guides the management of multiple medications

You may be given some of the following medications at the time of your surgery and upon your discharge

Paracetamol

an analgesic for pain and fever

Ibuprofen

a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory for pain and inflammation

Codeine Phosphate

an opioid analgesic for pain (this can be prescribed and used for 'breakthrough pain') eg. pain that occurs in under 4 hours and you are unable to take further Paracetmol or Ibuprofen

Tramadol

an opioid like-analgesic for pain. As Tramadol may make certain individuals feel nauseous, it is often prescribed along with Buccastem- an anti-nauseant (to prevent nausea).

Paracode

an analgesic for pain and fever (contains paracetmol and codeine phposphate)

Paradex

an analgesic for pain and fever (contains paracetmol and a synthetic opioid)

Naproxen

a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for post-operative pain

Norflex

an analgesic muscle relaxant for the relief of stiffness and pain

Celebrex

a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for pain, fever and inflammation

Antibiotics

  • Curam
  • Co-Trimoxazole
  • Dalacin C
  • Penicillin K
  • Flucloxacillin
  • Doxycycline
  • Metronidazole
  • Roxithromycin
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