Can I take antidepressants after bariatric surgery?

Can I take antidepressants after bariatric surgery?

After bariatric surgery, special caution is required in patients using antidepressant medication because of the expected changes in drug absorption, nutritional status, and electrolyte balance.

Can you take extended release medications after gastric bypass?

Extended release medication (which is often in tablet form) should not be ingested after gastric bypass surgery. They are meant to be absorbed by the body over the course of several hours, so they’ll pass through the gastrointestinal tract before they can be fully absorbed.

How much water can you drink after gastric sleeve?

In order to stay hydrated, it’s recommended to drink at least 64 ounces of liquid in the weeks and months after gastric sleeve surgery. However, WeightWise believes 96 to 120 ounces will yield the greatest results in staving off dehydration.

Can a gastric sleeve cause anxiety?

Anxiety is something that many people encounter after getting weight loss surgery. The changes that come into your life after weight loss surgery are profound, and it is no surprise that tension and stress develop amidst the transitions in your eating habits, exercise goals and other behavioral changes.

Where are antidepressants absorbed?

Generally, SSRIs are well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, although systemic bioavailability may be limited by first pass metabolism. Following oral administration, max- imal concentrations are usually achieved between 5 and 8 h.

How long after gastric bypass can I swallow pills?

Can I swallow pills after surgery? You will need to crush large pills or take medications in a liquid form for two weeks. Smaller pills do not need to be crushed. After two weeks, you can swallow your pills as usual.

Does everyone lose hair after bariatric surgery?

Losing more hair than normal is common in the months after bariatric surgery. Talk to your doctor about dietary changes or supplements that reduce hair loss following your procedure. You should notice less hair loss over time, and your hair should begin to grow more typically after that.

What kind of medications can you take after bariatric surgery?

Anti-acid medications (Nexium, Protonix or Prevacid) are prescribed to prevent ulcers in the gastric pouch. We recommend taking one of these for at least six months following any type of bariatric surgery. The shorter intestinal length after gastric bypass or duodenal switch surgery can make extended-release drug preparations less effective.

Where do you take calcium citrate after bariatric surgery?

Calcium carbonate requires acid to be absorbed, but calcium citrate, which we recommend for supplementation, does not. The duodenum is the primary site for absorption of iron and is bypassed in the Roux-en-Y procedure. Like calcium, iron requires acid to be absorbed, which is lacking in the small gastric pouch.

What kind of supplements do you take after gastric bypass?

Because of these deficits, all gastric bypass patients should take a daily multivitamin and calcium supplements, and additional supplementation with iron, vitamin B12 and folate may be necessary.

What should I take for protein after bariatric surgery?

These patients are specifically prone to protein deficiency, and they should take supplemental protein as well as vitamins and minerals.