Pain Control

Pre and Post Surgical Pain Control with Anti-inflammatory Medication

We recommend a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory be taken before and after surgery.  This has been shown to reduce pain and swelling, often in combination with your prescription pain medication.  If you use a generic Ibuprofen, please ensure it is coated, as this will decrease potential GI side effects.

Take as follows before surgery:

  • 600-800 mg Ibuprofen (4 Advil or Motrin) the night before surgery.

 Take as follows after surgery:

  • 600-800 mg Ibuprofen every 8 hours as your baseline pain medication.  This should help alleviate minor discomfort and can be used by itself or in combination with your prescription medication.
  • Continue taking the Ibuprofen for 5-7 days after surgery (some patients may find that Ibuprofen helps for up to 10 days).
  • Use your prescription medication with food as directed.
  • Please refer to your post-op instructions for further details about your recovery.

 Our goal is for you to be a fully informed patient, who will receive the best care possible. Please feel free to call our office with any questions concerning your surgery: South Portland Office Phone Number 207-772-4063

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