During your consultation, it is very important to share your list of medications you routinely take to make sure nothing interferes with your body’s blood clotting ability.
Here is a brief list of things to avoid for a week before your appointment. Please feel free to call one of our Shobha team members if you have any questions at all.
- Stop taking blood-thinning medications before you get Botox® injections to prevent bleeding and ensure your blood will clot effectively. That means over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen are a “no go.” You can take acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Avoid supplements like fish oil, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, multivitamins, green tea, cinnamon, and ginger
- Some antibiotics can affect the potency of the neurotoxin in Botox®, so avoid scheduling an appointment if you are on a course of antibiotics
- Don’t drink alcohol for a 1-2 days prior to your appointment