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    • #32434
      Don Moffett
      Participant

      I am scheduled to have Hernia surgery in two weeks.  I take OFEV twice a day, should I skip the night before?

      Obviously I will skip the morning before surgery because I will not be able to eat,

    • #32440
      Christie Patient
      Moderator

      Hi Don, This is definitely something your pulmonologist and your surgeon should advise you on. They should consult with each other and let you know.

    • #32453
      Derek Starkiss
      Participant

      Hi Don

      I’ve had 3 orthopaedic ops plus a stroke whilst taking OFEV and skipping a couple of days of OFEV should not hurt you,  in my experience. Checking with you doctor will give you peace of mind. Hope you op goes well.

       

       

    • #32460
      Martin Denny
      Participant

      Just recovering from spinal surgery and was instructed to drop all medications before the operation except for Ovid.
      Martin

    • #32497
      Gary M
      Participant

      I second Christie and Derek – this needs to be discussed with your docs. My wife is having aorta repair surgery in 1 week. Her docs are having her stop many meds, including OFEV, which she stopped taking three days ago.

      Hope your surgery goes well!

    • #32505
      Bill Mattila
      Participant

      OFEV does cause bleeding ,so I stopped a number of times for procedures and too many side effects. Don’t fear a short stoppage.

      Also see Doctor and and ask him or her.

       

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