Q. I have a surgery tomorrow morning. I have taken meth. Please advise.

Answered by
Dr. Vivek Chail
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jun 23, 2015 and last reviewed on: Oct 19, 2019

Hello doctor,

  • I have a surgery for rolando fracture tomorrow morning.
  • I am a bit worried about this. I was given meth during a dance festival, day before yesterday evening.
  • I went and got a drug test just to make sure and have been up since then and am hoping I can fall asleep at least a few hours tonight.
  • I had quite a crazy first experience but am very ready to be down and have surgery at 10 AM in the morning.
  • I do not want to take any risk, as it is obviously not worth it.
  • It would have been about 18 hours since the last use of meth.
  • At the time of surgery should I tell anesthesiologists about this?
  • Is it safe to undergo surgery? Please advise.

Dr. Vivek Chail

Radiodiagnosis Radiology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below.

  • Meth intake might cause interactions with anaesthetic medicines which require to be given during surgery. It is never safe and might cause adverse effects during and after anesthesia.
  • Usually patients are suggested to stop meth at least a week before surgery.
  • In your case, it is important to let your anesthesiologist know that you have been given meth approximately 18 hours before the proposed time of surgery.

Hope this answers your question. 

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