Give your child medicines that you and the doctor agreed you should give. Check with the doctor to see if you should give the usual doses. If you are confused about which medicines to give your child the night before or the day of surgery, call your doctor.
Stop giving your child any medicines that make it harder for your child’s blood to clot. Stop giving them about 3 days before surgery. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other drugs.
Do not give your child any supplements, herbs, vitamins, or minerals before surgery unless your doctor said it was okay.
Bring a list of all of your child’s medicines to the hospital. Include the ones that you were told to stop giving before surgery. Write down the dosage and how often you give them.