What medications will I be prescribed?

  • Antibiotics:
    Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox) 500mg 21 tabs
    Take one tab three times per day starting two days before surgery until finished.

If allergic to Penicillin (Non-Anaphylactic Reaction)
Cefaclor (Ceclor, second generation Cephalosporin) 500mg 21 tabs
Take one tab three times per day starting two days before surgery until finished.

If allergic to penicillin (Anaphylactic Reaction: hives, itching, angioedema, respiratory distress)
Clindamycin 150 mg (Cleocin) 21 tabs
Take one tab three times per day starting two days before surgery until finished.

  • Anti-inflammatory:
    Decadron(Dexamethasone) 4.0mg-5 tabs Contraindicated for diabetic patients
    2 tabs day before surgery
    1 ½ tabs morning of surgery
    1 tab second morning
    ½ tab third morning

Diabetic Patients will be prescribed:
Motrin(Ibuprofen) 600mg 10 tablets-Take one tab one hour before surgery and then one tab three times a day(1 every 8 hours) until gone.

  • Peridex (Chlorhexdine Gluconate) 16 ounce bottle-Rinse capful twice a day for 30 seconds. Start one week before surgery and resume after surgery for one more week.
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