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I am 3 weeks away from surgery and am trying to prep what I will need. Vitamins seem to be the most expensive part of this journey. Any tips on where the best deals are? Are capsules better than chewables?

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19 minutes ago, EbbieS said:

I am 3 weeks away from surgery and am trying to prep what I will need. Vitamins seem to be the most expensive part of this journey. Any tips on where the best deals are? Are capsules better than chewables?

I get all mine at Walgreens or CVS (I don't get bariatric-specific ones), so they're not too bad price-wise. A lot of us start with chewable versions of our Multivitamins and then switch to tablets later. As far as capsules vs chewables, I don't think one is necessarily better than the other.

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Thanks

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I had a very specific list and I found generic equivalents at CVS. With Readypass, their loyalty program, the generics buy one get one are pretty inexpensive.

Morning:
• One A Day Women’s Vitamin
Vitamin D 2,000
Vitamin B12 500 mcg
• Vitron C Iron

Noon
• Viactive Calcium

With Dinner
• Viactive Calcium

Evening
• Viactive Calcium

I keep track of it all in a free app called Medisafe.

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5 minutes ago, JessLess said:


• Viactive Calcium

With Dinner
• Viactive Calcium

Evening
• Viactive Calcium

OP - note that if you're a bypass patient, you'll probably be required to take calcium citrate instead of calcium carbonate (Viactive is carbonate)

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Posted (edited)

Thanks @catwoman7, I always forget that little detail.

Edited by JessLess

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I use BariatricPal Multivitamin ONE “1 per Day!” Bariatric Multivitamins from https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatricpal-multivitamin-one!

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Please take a Calcium supplement separately to prevent interference with absorption of Iron. You can view a large selection of bariatric friendly Calcium supplements at https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/calcium.

You can also find many other brands of bariatric multivitamins at https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/multivitamins.

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