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Post-Operative Medications:

Please note: these are typical medications, some of which may not have been prescribed to you due to your specific risks (ex: if you have any kidney disease or heart disease, you will not have been prescribed the Meloxicam unless cleared by your doctor)


  • Meloxicam (Mobic): anti-inflammatory medication. Should be taken for a total of 6 weeks after surgery regardless of whether you feel you need it. It helps with the post-surgical inflammation in your joint.
    • 1 tablet, twice daily. Make sure you take this with food.
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen): oral painkiller
    • Take 1000mg (two 500mg tablets), three times per day (aka every 8 hours) for up to 6 weeks after surgery
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin): helps with nerve pain
    • Take 100mg twice daily for 14 days after surgery
  • Senna Plus (Senna + Docusate): stool softener
    • To be taken while you are taking the narcotics (Tramadol or Oxycodone)
  • Aspirin: used as a blood thinner to minimize the risk of blood clots, to be taken twice a day for 4 weeks. If you normally take Aspirin already, you may resume your usual dosage after you finish the 4 week postop regimen
    • 81mg tablet, twice a day (once in the morning, once in the evening)
  • Protonix (Pantoprazole): stomach-protection pill. Take for 6 weeks to counter-act any potential GI side effects of the Meloxicam (Mobic)
    • 1 tablet every morning for 6 weeks (because you should be taking the Meloxicam for 6 weeks)


  • Tramadol: non-narcotic, but works in a similar way to an opioid
    • 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours, no more than 12 tablets in a 24 hour period unless instructed to do so by a member of the team
  • Oxycodone: short acting pain pill, to be used as needed for severe pain
    • 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours, no more than 12 tablets in a 24 hour period unless instructed to do so by a member of the team

**Take the Tramadol first, before taking the Oxycodone. Take Oxycodone if additional pain relief is needed and you are not yet due for your next dose of tramadol

**We recommend taking Oxycodone approximately 1 hour prior to physical therapy sessions


  • Zofran (Ondansetron): as needed for nausea and vomiting. You can take it up to 3 times per day
  • IF NEEDED: Scopolamine patch, can be left in place for nausea up to 72 hours. Call if the Zofran is not helping with your nausea/vomiting, and we can prescribe this as well.

**Medications can only be refilled Monday-Friday during business hours. Please plan your refills (especially before a long weekend) accordingly

**Call the office for refills and provide them with your date of birth, which medication(s) you need refilled, and your preferred pharmacy’s address

**Prescription refills are never considered an emergency

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