For Pain

Narcotics: You will likely be prescribed one of the following narcotic pain medications:

  • Dilaudid (hydromorphone), Oxycodone, Norco (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), or Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen)
  • Take 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours as needed for pain

**If you had a nerve block, stay on top of the pain medication even if you do not have pain. Once the block wears off, we want to prevent as much pain as possible**

Anti-inflammatories: naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, Celebrex, meloxicam

  • You will be prescribed one of the above medications
  • Take as directed on the prescription
  • Take this every day as directed, not just as needed, for at least the first 2 weeks
  • (naproxen/ibuprofen is available over the counter)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650 mg

  • 1 pill every 6 hours
  • Take this scheduled every 6 hours, not just as needed, for at least the first 2 weeks (available over the counter)
  • Note: Tylenol is already a part of Percocet and Norco. Make sure not to exceed 4,000 mg of acetaminophen per day.

For Nausea

Zofran (ondansetron) 4 mg

  • 1 sublingual tablet (dissolves under tongue) every 6 hours as needed for nausea

For Constipation

Senna (sennosides/docusate) 8.6/50 mg

  • 1 pill every 12 hours as needed for constipation (available over the counter)
  • If you prefer another stool softener, that is okay to use instead or in addition if needed

To prevent blood clots

Aspirin 81 mg

  • I pill twice daily for 4 weeks to prevent blood clots
  • Only prescribed for certain patients/procedures (available over the counter)
  • Some patient may be prescribed a different medication to prevent blood clots. Take as directed on your prescription.