Do I Have to Take My Rhinoplasty Prescriptions?
Every patient is different but generally speaking you will be prescribed three medications: pain medication, anti-nauseant, and an antibiotic.
Pain medication: Take It If You Need It. Your pain medications are optional. We suggest you only take them if you need them as they often cause undesirable side effects such as constipation, drowsiness and lethargy.
Anti-Nauseant: Take for Days 1 to Days 3, Then Take It If You Need It. Anesthetics have changed a lot. Many years ago it was pretty common to experience nausea after surgery. These days your anesthetic will include a dose of anti-nausea – so you probably won’t feel nauseous immediately after surgery. However some patients experience nausea in the day or so after their surgery so Dr. Buonassisi prescribes an anti-nausea as a precautionary measure. We suggest you take the anti-nausea for the first day or so after surgery, then only if you need it.
*** please see recommended medications schedule at the bottom of this page – if you have vomiting that is not controlled by the anti-nausea medication, please see our recommendations of things to try
Antibiotics: Strongly Recommend You Take Them for the Entire Prescribed Course. Dr. Buonassisi will discuss antibiotics with you during your surgical consultation and will prescribe one that is safe for you. It is in your best interest to take the antibiotics as prescribed – we do not consider them optional. They have been shown to significantly reduce the chance of a post surgical infection. Infections can be serious and affect both your health and your surgical result. If you are weary of taking antibiotics please discuss this with Dr. Buonassisi.
In summary: Here is how you wil take your medications: