Is it safe to have Xanax before quadruple bypass surgery?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am getting ready to have quadruple bypass surgery. I take Xanax for anxiety. Is it okay to take Xanax the night before surgery?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Bring this to notice of your doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Bring this to notice of your doctor.It is routine to give anxiolytics to patients prior to major surgeries to keep them calm.

So doctor might continue the drug or put you on something more suitable.But do bring this to their notice as tomorrow they might need to give you multiple medications and so to avoid drug interaction they need to know.

Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.
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