Having Surgery, Off Anti-inflammatory, What About Lyrica?

Question

Asked by Sandy

Having Surgery, Off Anti-inflammatory, What About Lyrica?

Told to not take anymore anti-inflammatory or asprin products, forgot to ask about Lyrica, which I take for cronic pain with neck, lower back, shoulder, hand/wrist,

Answer

The reason you were told not to take anti-inflammatory medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. is that they have blood-thinning properties, which can be dangerous when having surgery. To my knowledge, Lyrica is not a blood thinner, but there could be other issues that I'm not aware of.

Call either your surgeon's office or your pharmacist to be sure.

Answered by Karen Lee Richards