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Hi everyone,

I asked this on an old thread (I'm new here) but I think it was the wrong spot.

I'm due to have my MGB (revision from Lapband) on Oct 16.

I have a question about medication. I have a small tablet I have to take every day (not bariatric related). Are you able to take a small tablet immediately after surgery? Or does it need to be crushed?

Thanks :)

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You might have to get a liquid form of the tablet depending on what it is. The half life of some tablets can be affected by crushing or even splitting them. I also think it might cause an ulcer. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it will be OK to crush it. You wont be able to take pills whole right after surgery according to what I've read. Good luck.

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You might have to get a liquid form of the tablet depending on what it is. The half life of some tablets can be affected by crushing or even splitting them. I also think it might cause an ulcer. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it will be OK to crush it. You wont be able to take pills whole right after surgery according to what I've read. Good luck.
Thanks Ed, I think I'll get my doctor to give me the liquid form just in case!

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I was able to take small tablets right after MGB surgery. If yours are too big, you can use a pill cutter to make them smaller. But first check with your surgeon and pharmacist on how to best proceed as your medicines may need to be handled differently than others.

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