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Is it safe to take tylenol before surgery. They say no

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Is it safe to take tylenol before surgery. They say no asprin or aleve or ibuprofen but no mention of tylenol
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Wu replied 8 years ago.


Thank you for submitting your question. It is safe to take tylenol before surgery. Medications like aspirin, aleve/ibuprofen can interfere with blood clot formation, which may lead to excessive bleeding during surgery. Tylenol, no the other hand, is a pure analgesic and does not have any effects on platelets or blood clot formation.

I hope this answers your question. Take care.

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