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What medications should I take after nasal surgery?

After your nasal surgery, your surgeon will prescribe medications to help you recover. These may include:
  • Antibiotics to help prevent infections caused by bacteria. It's important to take them exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Keep taking them until they're completely gone.
  • Pain medication to prevent or decrease your pain. Take it right on schedule at first, even if you don't feel pain. It's easier to prevent pain than to stop it after it starts. After a few days, you can take it less often. If your pain medication doesn't help, be sure to tell your doctor.
Note: Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) for 3 weeks after surgery. You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol).

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