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I had chewables for the first month after surgery and went to normal Vitamins after that.

My dietician recommended sucking on the chewable ones if I found the taste too intense or awful. I did find them much better to tolerate when I sucked them rather than chewing them.

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I use Flintstones chewable. They taste so so.

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I've always just used Centrum Silver (or the generic equivalent from Walgreens or CVS). You have to take two per day to meet the requirements. I started off with the chewables and then moved to the regular tablets after a few months.

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I didn't really care for the bariatric chewables and found that they made me nauseated after taking them. After a lot of experimentation, I settled on VitaFusion gummy vitamins. I know schools of thought were that gummies were a no-no, but it was honestly the only ones I could tolerate for the first 6 months or so. Then, I switched back to standard Vitamins that you swallow.

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I'm taking Bari-Melts. They are meant to melt in your mouth, so you don't have to swallow a pill or even chew. They're not bad, but the Calcium ones are huge and you have to take 4 per day (just one for the Multivitamin, but that doesn't have calcium or iron). They're also pricey, so I plan to switch to the kind you swallow after the first couple of months.

A lot of people use vitamin patches. I'm a little skeptical, and they're not on the list that my surgeon recommended, but you could try them if you can't tolerate the chewable ones.

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I have a prescription for Nascobal, and it comes with free Vitamins (BariActiv), in chewable or capsule form. I tried the chewables and could get them down, but didn't like them, so I just get the capsules now.

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I take 1 Bariatric Complete Orange flavor (don't EVER get the berry, it's like berry flavored dog food!) and to me it tastes like a slightly stronger Flintstones Vitamin. And I take 2 Celebrate multi's (without iron) that are grape flavored (these are actually good). The Bariatric Complete are sold in my doctors office and you can buy 2 bottles for $45 or order online and it's $20. I get the Celebrate on Amazon and I order a three month supply at a time for $46. The site I order the Bariatric Complete on is where I get my Calcium as well and they're Bariatric Advantage. I order both the chewy ones for $33 or the tablet chewables for $25.

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1 hour ago, NovaLuna said:

I take 1 Bariatric Complete Orange flavor (don't EVER get the berry, it's like berry flavored dog food!) and to me it tastes like a slightly stronger Flintstones Vitamin. And I take 2 Celebrate multi's (without iron) that are grape flavored (these are actually good). The Bariatric Complete are sold in my doctors office and you can buy 2 bottles for $45 or order online and it's $20. I get the Celebrate on Amazon and I order a three month supply at a time for $46. The site I order the Bariatric Complete on is where I get my Calcium as well and they're Bariatric Advantage. I order both the chewy ones for $33 or the tablet chewables for $25.

The fruit punch ProCare Health chewables are terrible too! I ordered 3 90 count bottles so i'm stuck with them for a while:44_frowning2:. My Doctor said just make sure they say Bariatric Multivitamins on the bottle and NO gummies. So that's what I'm taking.

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I Take the barbaric advanced ea multi. I don’t like them plus they are expensive, but they have everything that my doctor and nutritionist want me to take in the right doses and forms. Flinstones complete has a surprisingly similar nutritional profile (but smaller yet seemingly sufficient doses of most things) for a fraction of the price plus it’s widely available. but I would need to take a B12 and possibly Iron supplement on top of this. I may switch to the flinstones after a few months. I’m following the doctors orders for now and choking down the Bariatric Advantage. It doesn’t make me sick and is a convenient all in one. My doc recommended crushing them and putting it in a Protein shake...I didn’t like this option...

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I had chew able ones that I wanted to use up so I found a way to manage using them. I drank a little Water so my mouth wasn't dry and broke it into 2 smaller pieces. I put it at the back of my mouth and to the side and chewed it a few times with my head tilted back so the Vitamin wouldn't touch my tongue and I couldn't taste it then I took another small sip of water and swallowed. Then I immediately brushed my teeth.

You could also try crushing it up and mixing with a table spoon of applesauce to try and swallow it without tasting it.

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