Prescription Drug Instructions

Denville Oral Surgeon Dr. Cheryl L. Moccio Offers Instructions for Prescription Drugs


Lodine (Etodolac) - Drug is best tolerated if taken 30-45 minutes after eating food.  Do not take any other non-         steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, examples are: Advil, Nuprin, Aleve, Motrin and Ibuprofen.This can cause increased risk of stomach irritation. Take 1 tablet 1 ½ hrs. before surgery with a small sip of water if directed to do so.

Percocet (Oxycodone)****percocet prescription needs to be filled within 30 days. FILL Rx AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.   

Drug is best tolerated if taken 30-45 minutes after eating food Avoid milk or dairy products, example: ice cream. This may upset your stomach.

Vistaril (Hydroxyzine) – Take 45 minutes before surgery, with a small sip of water.

WARNING:  LODINE, VISTARIL & PERCOCET. Do not drive or drink alcohol when taking this medication. May cause dizziness, use caution, when operating a car or dangerous machinery

Amoxicillin – Drug is best tolerated if taken 30-45 minutes after eating food.  Start taking days before your scheduled appointment and continue taking until finished.

Penicillin – Do not take with food or take 1½ hours after meals. Start taking days before scheduled appointment and  continue taking until finished.                                                                                                         

Erythromycin, Clindamycin - Drug is best tolerated if taken 30-45 minutes after eating  food. Start taking days before your scheduled appointment and continue taking until finished

**Antibiotics can decrease the potency, effectiveness of birth control pills.**

Neosporin Ointment or Aquaphor – apply to lips two days pre-op at night, and following surgery.

Peridex – rinse twice a day as directed

**Nitrous Oxide – (laughing gas) – No food or water for 5 hours before surgery. 

**Nitrous Oxide/oral sedation – No food or water from midnight before surgery.

**IVAnesthesia – No food or water from midnight the night before surgery.

** Must come with a driver 18 years or older.

Additional comments:

FOOD SUGGESTIONS: soup, applesauce, oatmeal, jello, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, soft pasta, scrambled eggs, Gatorade.

Bring walkman, Discman, MP3, Ipod, etc.

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