What’s important to think about before the operation?

The child is allowed to eat up until six hours before the operation. After that, the child is allowed to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before the operation and nothing more after that. Clear liquids are defined as water, clear cordials/fruit juices without pulp. The liquid must not contain fat and not normal milk, powder milk, gruel or pablum.

About 14 days before the operation, the child shouldn’t take any painkillers or antipyretic (fever reducing) drugs that contain acetylsalicyclic acid (such as Magnecyl, Bamyl, Treo) or Ibuprofen (such as Ipren) and Trombyl. These drugs can give an increased risk for bleeding during the operation. If some form of pain relief is required, use paracetamol instead (such as Alvedon, Panodil, Curadon) during this period.

The child is allowed to eat up until six hours before the operation. After that, the child is allowed to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before the operation and nothing more after that. Clear liquids are defined as water, clear cordials/fruit juices without pulp. The liquid must not contain fat and not normal milk, powder milk, gruel or pablum.