If you are having surgery you may be wondering what kinds of drugs you will be given during your procedure, or perhaps why a physician prescribed a medication prior to your procedure. This is completely understandable, as even medical professionals often are familiar with the drugs they administer on a regular basis and have to do some research on the drugs they use less frequently.
While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of drugs used regularly by surgery patients, there are some primary medications that are used most frequently. Those drugs, along with the reasons that they are used can be found in this article: Surgery Drugs: Information About Drugs Used Before, During and After Surgery.
Remember, if you have any questions about the medications you should be taking for your surgery or recovery, be sure to ask your physician or your pharmacist to explain.