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Hi, I am 5 months post op. I’m still breaking open my Prilosec, ursodiol and splitting my Topral. When can I stop this and take them whole? Thank you.

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I was taking Ursodiol whole at about three weeks out. Everything else I took whole the day I got home from the hospital.

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Geeze, I've been taking whole pills since a month out, about the time I started regular food. Go for it!

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As soon as I got home from the hospital. Unless one has substantial inflammation in the stomach narrowing the passage, there is no reason to avoid normal sized pills with a sleeve (some bigger pills like some Calcium tablets may take a few weeks.) Some practices follow old RNY protocols to avoid getting pills stuck in the stoma (which we don't have with a sleeve) but that is far from universal.

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I was told to crush my meds for three months.

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