- Fraxiparine (Heparin in North America) injections for 7 days - I guess to reduce the chance of blood clots forming.
- Areplex (Plavix in North America, blood-clotting inhibitor) for two months, recommended for a year.
- Polpazrol (Prilosec in North America) for two months. This is for stomach upset, so since I need it anyway to counteract my arthritis pills, I'll keep on using it instead of the other medicine I've used previously (that was my GP's advice anyway). Polprazol seems to work better than my old medicine.
- Low-dose Aspirin forever. They suggest 100 mg, but the 83 mg aspirin should be fine, they said. I was doing that anyway.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
What medications post-op (after "liberation")?
To some extent what you will be prescribed will depend on what you have done (venoplasty only? a stent?), but for me (with venoplasty on both sides, then a stent in the left jugular) they prescribed: