Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

Medications for a patient who underwent Total Hip Replacement surgery?

Filed under: Hip Replacement,Total Hip Replacement — Tags: — admin @ 7:16 am

Okay, can anyone give me other possible medications that can be given to a patient that underwent total hip replacement surgery? Besides Tramadol for pain. You guys can give me the generic or brand names or both. I need it for my student nursing care plan, under the meds section. Thanks!
While in the hospital after both of my hip replacements, I was given oxycontin for pain after I was “weaned” from the PCA. I have no idea what drug the PCA was dispensing. Upon dismissal I was given Tylenol-3 to take at home. I didn’t like the T3 so I ended up taking just OTC Extra-strength Tylenol and Tylenol PM at night and it was enough. The T3 made me nauseous. Also I took warfarin (Coumadin) for 5 weeks. I was also given a muscle relaxant after my first surgery. I wish I had asked for a script for a sleeping pill as well. This is just my experience. You will find that different surgeons may prescribe different pain & blood thinning drugs.

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