Microwave Thermotherapy Patient Discharge Instructions
Antibiotic: Levaquin or Cipro. Antibiotics are used to prevent infection. It is important to take all of the medicine as prescribed. If you develop any allergic reactions, such as itching, hives, or severe nausea, contact our office immediately.
Pain: Vicodin or Percocet as needed for severe pain. Do not drink alcohol or drive while taking this medicine. Dizziness and drowsiness are common side effects of pain medications. Mild pain can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or Motrin.
Bladder Spasms: Detrol LA, Vesicare, Enablex, or Sanctura, take one capsule/pill once per a day as needed. This medication is used to treat the irritation and bladder spasms caused by the catheter and the healing process of the prostate and urethra.
Other Medications: stop aspirin 10 days prior to the procedure, stop Plavix or Coumadin 5 days prior to the procedure.
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