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Please make sure to fill and pick up all your prescriptions before the day of your scheduled surgery. You will have (5) prescriptions in total:

1. Gabapentin/Neurontin 300 mg (nerve pain control)

  • Take 2 pills the night before your surgery (600 mg total)
  • After your surgery, begin taking 1 pill (300 mg) 3 times a day for the next 5 days
  • Depending on what time your surgery ends, start taking the Gabapentin at lunch or dinner
  • This medication may make you feel a little dizzy the first time you take it but this effect usually stops after the first dose or two
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2. Scopolamine Patch (nausea/vomiting)

  • Place the patch behind your ear the night before surgery
  • If you are having facial/neck surgery, place the patch on your shoulder
  • This patch may give you a dry mouth

3. Percocet (pain control)

  • Please take every 4 to 6 hours as needed
  • Try to keep your pain low and under control – especially for the first few days after surgery
  • If any pain medication is given in the recovery room, the nurse will write down the next time your pain medication is due at home

4. Keflex (antibiotic)

  • An antibiotic will be given to you in surgery
  • Begin taking 1 pill three times a day with food for 5 days
  • Depending on what time your surgery ends, take your first antibiotic at lunch or dinner

5. Ativan (anxiety/sleep)

  • This medication is optional
  • If you feel anxious or are having trouble sleeping, please take 1 pill before bedtime

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