Medication Guidelines

At the Pain Management Clinic, we utilize the latest medical procedures and techniques to aid in the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain. For your safety, and to optimize your experience, please carefully read and follow the information below:

The below medications need to be stopped prior to your procedure.

If it is prescribed medication, you must have permission from your prescribing physician to stop taking it before your procedure.



3 DAYS PRIOR (minimum):

Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Celbrex, Ibuprofen, Indomethacin, Meloxicam, Motrin, Naprosyn, Naproxen, Relafen, Toradol, Turmeric (Curcumin), Voltaren, or any other non-steroid anit-inflammatory medications.


Eliquis or Xarelto


Coumadin (Warfarin), Effient, Pradaxa, or any other blood thinners.


Aggrenox, Plavix, Pletal, Tyclopidine (Ticlid)

For Diabetics

Diabetics currently on oral medication

  • Do not take your medication if your appointment is before 12 noon. Do bring your medication with you to your appointment.
  • If your appointment is after 12 noon, take your medication with food before 6 am.
  • Continue to monitor your glucose level throughout the day as normal.
  • On the day of your procedure if your blood glucose level is greater than 200mg/dL, your procedure may be cancelled or postponed.

Diabetics currently taking insulin

  • Take 1/2 of your scheduled insulin if your appointment is before 12 noon. Do not eat before your appointment.
  • If your appointment is after 12 noon, take your normal morning insulin along with your morning meal.
  • *If your blood glucose level is above 200 the day of your procedure, notify Yellowstone Surgery Center prior to your procedure.

Medications Not Listed

You may take any medication not listed above in the morning prior to your procedure with a sip of water. It’s important that you take blood pressure, heart or seizure medications unless otherwise advised by your physician.

Medical Marijuana Notice

The intent of this notice is to protect the health and safety of our patients and families. While Yellowstone Surgery Center understands the benefits patients receive from the use of any prescribed medication or treatment, under the direct care or supervision of a qualified physician or healthcare provider, Yellowstone Surgery Center does not allow patients to possess or use medical marijuana while at our surgery center.

Additional Information

  • Please bring your insurance card(s) and a photo I.D. with you to your procedure.
  • Co-payments and/or deductible payments may be required. Credit card, check and cash payments are accepted.
  • To reduce financial worries during your recovery time, please contact your insurance company to verify your current benefits and if Yellowstone Surgery Center is considered In-Network.
  • For an estimated charge for your procedure, your obligations and payment options, or any other additional questions, contact Yellowstone Surgery Center to speak with a Patient Representative at (406) 237-5977 prior to your procedure.
  • You will receive two bills, one from the surgery center and one from the treating physician.

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