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This might seem stupid, but I'm going to ask it anyway. I'm 4 days post op and was given narcotics. I haven't used them because my pain hasn't warranted it. Instead, I bought children's chewable tylenol and have only had to take it twice since getting home. Just now, I realized that all of my meds are liquid or crushable. Are chewable medications off limits? I feel sort of stupid just assuming they were fine for someone so early in recovery.

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I took chewable children's tylenol for the first week. It gets expensive considering you have to take like 4 to get an adult dose, but it was worth it for me. I HATE the taste of the liquid.
Had no trouble with it.
Also, my doc said small pills were ok almost immediately post op.

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I was about to post and ask about both tylenol and omeprazole...seems like the tylenol answer is above but is anyone taking omeprazole post op? The on call doc said to crush the pill in liquid - has anyone found that a pharmacy can make a suspension (liquid) for you? Or are you swallowing the pill?

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9 hours ago, wittymommy said:

I was about to post and ask about both tylenol and omeprazole...seems like the tylenol answer is above but is anyone taking omeprazole post op? The on call doc said to crush the pill in liquid - has anyone found that a pharmacy can make a suspension (liquid) for you? Or are you swallowing the pill?

I swallowed the pill, right from the start. Didn't have an issue.

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2 minutes ago, wittymommy said:

Thank you @orchids :)

I should qualify my answer. I had a sleeve. It might be different if you had another procedure.

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I took a liquid children's Tylenol for a muscle ache unrelated to surgery. no problems.

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I take all kinds of non-liquid pills and capsules (big and small) with my surgeons permission).
According to my surgeon, the pills they DON’T want us swallowing are the heavily coated time release/extended release and/or super dense time/extended release pills. Mostly because they won’t be absorbed and they may be corrosive. Other than that, if it’s not harmful to the stomach, and you can swallow it, you’re good. I have 6 medications on top of supplements, of which I have an additional 7. All of these are swallowed in pill or capsule form. None liquid. Everything per surgeon.

He did, however, prescribe that awful Tylenol w/codeine after surgery. No thanks!


Obviously, check with your Doctor before taking meds.  I’m just relating my info.

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Thanks for the responses all. Doc gave me the thumbs up and said it's technically "crushed" since you chewed it :-) I'd rather be cautious.

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