Keep these suggestions in mind when taking pain medication:

  • Call Dr. Sun’s office if you feel dizzy, nauseated or itchy after taking a pain medication.
  • Do not increase the prescribed amount of medication without a physician's permission.
  • Many pain medications contain Tylenol® (acetaminophen). Pharmacists recommend that acetaminophen intake should be limited to no more than 4,000mg (4grams) in 24 hours. Liver damage can occur when these amounts are exceeded. Tylenol may also be found in other over the counter medications such as cough and cold medications.
  • Never mix any prescription medication with alcohol.
  • Do not drive motorized vehicles while taking prescription medication as they may cause drowsiness.
  • Pain medication can be very constipating. To avoid this, eat a well balanced diet including fresh fruits, raw vegetables and other fiber rich foods.  Drink 6-8 large glasses of water per day.

Medication & Prescription Policy

Pain medication often is a part of surgical care.   Dr. Sun will prescribe pain medication for a limited time after surgery. If ongoing pain management is needed, you will be referred to your primary physician or a pain management physician.
It is important that you share all current medication use (prescribed by any doctor) with Dr. Sun.
When managing your prescriptions, remember:

  • Medications are refilled Monday through Friday during business hours
  • Medications are NOT refilled in the evening or on weekends
  • Please allow 48 hours for refill requests to be processed

To process refill medication requests, please have your pharmacy fax a request to our office at 650-685-7109:

Refills will be retrieved Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm.