Tell your doctor about medications you’re taking (including aspirin), and ask if you should stop taking them.
Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can make you bleed more during surgery. They may also keep your bones from fusing.
Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight before surgery including water, chewing gum, and breath mints.
If your doctor tells you to take medication the morning of surgery, swallow it with only small sips of water.
Ask your doctor if and when you should stop taking them.