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Flintstones Vitamins are not really optimal for bariatric patients. Try looking in the store here on this site or online for vitamins formulated for people who have had weight loss surgery. Some are once a day, some are two or more- depending on the formula. You will also need calcium citrate for sure and possibly others depending on the Vitamin you select and your own personal needs. Talk to your surgeon for specifics on your case.

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My Doctors and nutritionists recommended flinstone Complete twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Also calcium citrate plus Vitamin D three times a day and Vitamin B12.

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I had always heard that flinstone Vitamins are not the best for bariatric folks. I take an intranasel B12 once a week, 2 Multivitamins a day, 2 Calcium a day, 2 Biotin (for hair loss) a day, and 1 Iron (2 hours away from the calcium). If you get your bloodwork done and everything looks good, keep doing what you’re doing. Always listen to your doctor and don’t skip your vitamins!

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my Nut said twice a day as well, plus I always want to second guess a recommendation from someone trying to sell you something.

That being said I do have 3 bottles of the chew able tabs from here.

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My dietician recommended Flinestones Complete, 1 at a time, 2 times daily. Those are supposed to be taken separately from my Calcium (2 times a day, with meals) and My D3 is 2 pills a day and they never said to split them up so I do them at one time. I give myself B12 shots once a month.

Well, that's what I've done so far and what they've recommended.

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My nut said Flintstones Complete 2 times a day, Calcium (500 mg, from Tums first three months, from calcium citrate after that) 3 times a day, Vitamin D once a day, with calcium, and Vitamin B12 once a week at 5000 IU dose.

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Flintstones are still recommended by some bariatric surgeons, but they aren't the best option. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons does not recommend multivitamins that are formulated for children. Those formulated specifically for bariatric patients are a good choice, but if you want a standard, readily available Vitamin, a lot of bariatric patients have good luck with Centrum (or a generic equivalent), too. Any multi that meets the ASMBS requirements is fine:

https://asmbs.org/app/uploads/2008/09/ASMBS-Nutritional-Guidelines-2016-Update.pdf

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3 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

Flintstones are still recommended by some bariatric surgeons, but they aren't the best option. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons does not recommend Multivitamins that are formulated for children. Those formulated specifically for bariatric patients are a good choice, but if you want a standard, readily available Vitamin, a lot of bariatric patients have good luck with Centrum (or a generic equivalent), too. Any multi that meets the ASMBS requirements is fine:

https://asmbs.org/app/uploads/2008/09/ASMBS-Nutritional-Guidelines-2016-Update.pdf

This above is what i was referring to...

However, if that is the recommendation of your team i think you should listen to them.

My surgeon isn't "selling" anything, to be clear.

He actually requires proof of purchase of at least one month of Vitamins that meet ASMBS guidelines as a pre surgery requirement. (Bought anywhere.)

I mentioned this site as it is a start for a search as well as anything online. Just easy is all.

Guess you can (and should) question all kinds of sources...

Edited by FluffySaysForkIt!

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My surgeon recommended the Flintstones Vitamins and that's what I take (the chewables with iron) - I tried the Celebrate ones, but they made me gag and very nauseous. I was told that as long as it has the 18 mg of Iron and 400 mcg of folic acid, then any multi is fine.

I also take calcium citrate soft chews - one at lunch time and one at dinner time.

Biotin once daily.

B12 1 ml sub-lingual in the morning.

Prescription Vit D 50,000 units once a week.

At my 6 week blood work, all my levels were great - if that changes, I'll look at doing something else. I don't have more blood work until 6 months post-op.

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