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tohandley

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Prescriptions Pre surgery
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:50:31 PM »
Hi,

I'm a newbie to the site.  53 year old male.  I'm still pretty active; playing basketball, trail running, and obstacle course racing.  I'm scheduled to have my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Boettner in October.  I received a message from my pharmacy that my prescriptions were ready but I wasn't made aware that I was getting anything?
The prescriptions were for FABB tablets and Ferrocite.

Does anyone have any experience to let me know if this is usual or unusual?
thanks
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LMS

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Re: Prescriptions Pre surgery
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 09:55:37 PM »
Sorry, I've never been on these.

Did you ask the pharmacist or contacted your surgeon to explain?

blinky

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Re: Prescriptions Pre surgery
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 10:22:57 PM »
I googled them. Ferrocite is iron. FaBB looks likes contains vitamin B and folic acid.

I did take iron pre op to get my iron levels up high so that I could have good levels post op and avoid the need for a transfusion. Not my favorite pill since it was so constipating.

Some people were advised to take Vit D and/or calcium if their levels tested low or bone density wasn't good. It is possible patients were told to take other vitamins pre op if they had nutritional deficiencies. I recall a blood test pre op that was designed to check for vitamin deficiencies.

Ask your doctor why he called these in. Is it routine or do you need them?

tohandley

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Re: Prescriptions Pre surgery
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 03:51:34 PM »
Thank you.

I have a call into the doctor.  I too looked up FABB and one thing that came up is prenatal vitamins.

I'm pretty sure that doesn't apply in my case :) !
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Re: Prescriptions Pre surgery
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 06:35:14 PM »
I did take iron pre surgery.  Ooops

tohandley

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Re: Prescriptions Pre surgery
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 09:16:23 PM »
Ha!  That's okay.  I can totally relate to not remembering what you might have taken!  ;D

Thanks for the reply!

I spoke to the doctor's office and they said it can help but in my case because I am still "young" it's not necessary.

Pre-op workup is tomorrow so I'm sure I'll get some more information.     
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Re: Prescriptions Pre surgery
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 03:38:12 PM »
Ok... better able to reply...  (our city was hit with a tornado  :-\ )

The reason I was put on iron was because my reserves were scarily low.  The blood department (I didn't know they had a whole section at the hospital) were trying to decide between getting injections or transfusions or iron supplement.

They decided to try the supplement route.

 

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