Blood Pressure Exam

Preop Instructions

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT

  • If you have been prescribed a scopolamine patch, please place the patch behind your ear the night before surgery.

  • Please drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids the day before surgery.

  • Take your normal medications the night before/morning of surgery with a small sip of water (see exceptions below):

  • Please do not take an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) for high blood pressure such as losartan, candesartan, irbesartan, valsartan, olmesartan, Avapro, Diovan, Micardis, Cozaar, Hyzaar, Benecar, Atacand.

  • If you take only oral diabetes medications, please do not take them the morning of surgery.

  • If you take multiple oral diabetes medications and insulin, please follow the recommendations of the prescribing provider regarding those medications.

  • If you take Plavix, Aggrenox, Pradaxa, Coumadin, clopidogrel, dabigatran, dipyridamole, warfarin, or other blood thinner, please follow the recommendations of your surgeon or prescribing provider.

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