Pre and post-operative medicines in hair transplantation
I am planning to undergo hair transplant surgery . For how long do I have to take medicines related to surgical procedure?
@prithesh While perioperative antibiotic use remains controversial in hair restoration surgery, some suggest that a first-generation cephalosporin such as cephalexin may be appropriate, with erythromycin being an effective alternative.
Oral sedation for the procedure can include medications such as diazepam and zolpidem. Anesthetic agents for the procedure include lidocaine, bupivacaine, and epinephrine.
Postprocedure pain-control agents can include ibuprofen, acetaminophen with codeine, hydrocodone bitartrate 5 mg/acetaminophen 500 mg, and oxycodone 5 mg/acetaminophen 325 mg, although typically only ibuprofen is needed. Additionally, some suggest prednisone helps reduce postoperative facial swelling and helps with discomfort.