Richard M. Levin, MD., PSC. | Phone: 502-584-7787 | Fax: 502-589-3842 |

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On occasions we have had to send a patient home because she had been taking an over-the-counter diet aid.  The Anesthesiology Department has rules that cannot be broken for the patient's health and safety.  The drugs/herbs/preparations below must be discontinued 14 days prior to your tubal reversal in conjunction with assistance of your family doctor.  If you fail to heed this instruction you will be sent home without having your reversal performed!
CNS Stimulants
Amphetamine Sulfate   Herbal Life Diet Supplement
Benzphetamine Hydrochloride   Cell Excellerator      
Didrex     Thermogesic Gold      
Dexfenfluramine Hydrochloride   Thermicore      
Redux     Diet-2X      
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate   GNC-Xenadrine      
Dexedrine     Ehpedra Herb      
Dexedrine Spansule     Thermo-Lift      
Oxydess II     AM300      
Robese     Metabolite      
Spancap #1     Fenfluramine Hydrochloride
Diethypropion Hydrpchloride   Ponderal      
M-Orexic     Ponderal Pacaps      
Nobesine     Ponderax      
Nobesine-75     Ponderax Pacaps      
Propion     Pondimin      
Tenuate     Pondimin Extentabs      
Tenuate Dospan     Methamphetamine Hydrochloride
Tepanil     Desoxyn      
Tepanil TEN-TAB     Desoxyn Gradumet      
Ephedrine (Ephedra)   Phenendimetrazine
MA Huang Metabolife 356   Anorex      
3-Andro xtreme Metab-o-life   Bontril      
Adipokinetix Metacuts   Obalan      
Amphetra-lean Ripped Force   Wehles      
Animal cuts Ripped fuel   Dyrexan      
Betalean Thermadrene   Melfiat      
Clenbutrx Thermapro   Pre LU-2      
Diet Boost Thrmo Speed   Plegine      
Dexatrim Trim Fast   Phentermine Hydrochloride
Diet Fuel Ultimate Energizer   Adipex Duromine Fastin Obermar
Dyma Burn Xtreme Ultimate Orange   Obe-nix Obephen Oby-trim Panshape M
Dymetadrine Ultra Chromaslim   Phentercot Phentride Phentride CAP Phentrol
Energel Xenadrine RFA-1   Phentrol-2 Phentrol-4 Phentrol-5 T-Diet
Herba Life Yellow Jacket   Ionamin Mazindol Banobese Obycap Zantryl
Herbal Phen-Fen Zymax A.M.Formula   Sibutramine
Hydroxycut Relacore   Meridia      
Hemodynamics/Drug Interactions   Coagulation
Ginseng     DHEA      
Goldenseal     EPA      
Kava-Kava     Feverfew      
Locorice     Fish Oils      
Valerian     Garlic      
Yohimbe     Gensing      
      Vitamin E      
1.  Abrupt discontinuation could be associated with withdrawal syndrome & change of clinical condition.
2.  Many combination products exist that contain various amounts of herbal and non-herbal ingredients.
3.  Avoid drinking green tea for 14 days prior to surgery.