PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Which medications should not be taken before a prostate biopsy and ultrasound?

ANSWER

The week before the procedure, do NOT take aspirin, products containing aspirin, or anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Advil or Motrin, Naprosyn or Indocin).

You will receive antibiotics to take the night before the procedure or the morning of the procedure to prevent infection.

That said, don't stop taking any medication without first consulting your primary or referring physician.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 19, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 19, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What should someone eat before getting a prostate biopsy and ultrasound?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: