Supplements to Avoid Before Plastic Surgery Newport Beach, Orange County

Supplements to Avoid Before Plastic Surgery


What are supplements to avoid before plastic surgery?

SupplementUseAdverse Effects
(Vaccinium Mrytillus)
Visual acuity, antioxidantAntiplatelet, inhibition of clot formation
Dong quai
(Angelica sinensis)
Relief of menopausal & menstrual disordersMay potentiate anticoagulant medications
(Echinacea augustfolia)
Immune system stimulantCan cause hepatoxicity, contraindicated with hepatoxic drugs (anabolic steroids, methotrexate, etc.)
(ma huang)
Central nervous stimulant, appetite suppressant, antiasthmatic, nasal decongestant, bronchodilatorHypertension, tachycardia cardiomyopathy, dysrhythmia myocardial infarction
(Tanacetum parthenium)
Migraine preventative, used for allergiesMay affect clotting components, contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants
Fish Oil CapsulesContains Omega-3 derivatives DHA & EPA, used for hyper-cholesterolemia and elevated triglyceridesEPA & DHA inhibit platelet adhesion and aggregation. Excessive doses can inhibit wound healing
GarlicAntispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, antihypertensive, used for hypercholesterolemiaContraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants, NSAIDs, aspirin
(Zingiber officinale)
Antinauseant, antispasmodicRisk of prolonged clotting (Zingiber officinale) time. contraindicated with warfarin or other anti-coagulants, NSAIDs, aspirin
Ginkgo BilobaAntioxidant, enhances cerebral blood flow, alleviates vertigo & tinnitusInhibition of platelet activity factor, contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants, NSAIDs
(Zingiber officinale)(Panax Ginseng; Panax quinquefolium)
Improves physical & cognitive performance, antioxidantMay interact with cardiac & hypoglycemic agents, contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants, NSAIDs
(Hydrastis canadensis)
Mild laxative, reduces inflammationMay worsen swelling or high blood pressure
(Cratagaegus laevigata)
Used for ischemic heart disease, hypertension, angina & chronic congestive heart diseasePotentiates actions of digitalis & other cardiac glycosides
Kava Kava
(Piper Methysticum)
Sedative, analgesic, muscle relaxant, anxiolyticMay potentiate CNS effects of barbiturates and general anesthesia
(Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Used for gastric & duodenal ulcers, gastritis & bronchitisMay cause high blood pressure, hypokalemia and edema
MelatoninUsed for jet lag, insomnia and SAD (seasonal affective disorder)May potentiate CNS effects of barbiturates and general anesthesia
Red Clover
(Trifolium pretense)
Used to relieve menopausal systemsMay potentiate existing anticoagulant medications
St. John’s Wort
(Hypericum perforatum)
Antidepressant for mild to moderate depressionContraindicated with other MAOIs or SSRIs, photosensitivity, multiple drug interactions
ValerianSleep aid, mild sedativeContraindicated with sedatives or anxiolytics
Vitamin EAntioxidant, used in treatment of cardiovascular diseaseAnti-clotting benefits may prolong bleeding time
(Corynanthe yohimbe)
Aphrodisiac, sexual stimulantHypertension, tachycardia, increases potency of anesthetic agents