Supplements to Avoid Before Plastic Surgery Newport Beach, Orange County

Supplements to Avoid Before Plastic Surgery


What are supplements to avoid before plastic surgery?

Supplement Use Adverse Effects
(Vaccinium Mrytillus)
Visual acuity, antioxidant Antiplatelet, inhibition of clot formation
Dong quai
(Angelica sinensis)
Relief of menopausal & menstrual disorders May potentiate anticoagulant medications
(Echinacea augustfolia)
Immune system stimulant Can cause hepatoxicity, contraindicated with hepatoxic drugs (anabolic steroids, methotrexate, etc.)
(ma huang)
Central nervous stimulant, appetite suppressant, antiasthmatic, nasal decongestant, bronchodilator Hypertension, tachycardia cardiomyopathy, dysrhythmia myocardial infarction
(Tanacetum parthenium)
Migraine preventative, used for allergies May affect clotting components, contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants
Fish Oil Capsules Contains Omega-3 derivatives DHA & EPA, used for hyper-cholesterolemia and elevated triglycerides EPA & DHA inhibit platelet adhesion and aggregation. Excessive doses can inhibit wound healing
Garlic Antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, antihypertensive, used for hypercholesterolemia Contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants, NSAIDs, aspirin
(Zingiber officinale)
Antinauseant, antispasmodic Risk of prolonged clotting (Zingiber officinale) time. contraindicated with warfarin or other anti-coagulants, NSAIDs, aspirin
Ginkgo Biloba Antioxidant, enhances cerebral blood flow, alleviates vertigo & tinnitus Inhibition of platelet activity factor, contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants, NSAIDs
(Zingiber officinale)(Panax Ginseng; Panax quinquefolium)
Improves physical & cognitive performance, antioxidant May interact with cardiac & hypoglycemic agents, contraindicated with warfarin or other anticoagulants, NSAIDs
(Hydrastis canadensis)
Mild laxative, reduces inflammation May worsen swelling or high blood pressure
(Cratagaegus laevigata)
Used for ischemic heart disease, hypertension, angina & chronic congestive heart disease Potentiates actions of digitalis & other cardiac glycosides
Kava Kava
(Piper Methysticum)
Sedative, analgesic, muscle relaxant, anxiolytic May potentiate CNS effects of barbiturates and general anesthesia
(Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Used for gastric & duodenal ulcers, gastritis & bronchitis May cause high blood pressure, hypokalemia and edema
Melatonin Used 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 systems May potentiate existing anticoagulant medications
St. John’s Wort
(Hypericum perforatum)
Antidepressant for mild to moderate depression Contraindicated with other MAOIs or SSRIs, photosensitivity, multiple drug interactions
Valerian Sleep aid, mild sedative Contraindicated with sedatives or anxiolytics
Vitamin E Antioxidant, used in treatment of cardiovascular disease Anti-clotting benefits may prolong bleeding time
(Corynanthe yohimbe)
Aphrodisiac, sexual stimulant Hypertension, tachycardia, increases potency of anesthetic agents