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Using Chantix post- op

on 3/3/12 8:33 am
RNY on 02/21/12
I am finishing up the last round of Chantix for quitting smoking. This has worked quite well for me.

Since i have to crush all medications not chewable or avail. in liquid form, i included the Chantix in those i crushed starting out after surgery. The first couple days i was getting a head rush, dizziness right after taking the meds. i have determined that Chantix is the culprit, not realizing it is time release.

I am mixing it in my shakes after crushing and that has solved the dizziness. Hopefully this is okay.
on 3/3/12 9:32 am
Is there any reason they must be crushed?  I took Chantix after my surgery whole without a problem.  They are very tiny so I didn't have to worry about them getting stuck or anything.  But I never crushed any pills anyway.  I was never told to and had no issues.

WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010

High Weight  (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 115.

on 3/3/12 1:24 pm
RNY on 02/21/12
The program I am in insists that all pills be crushed if not avail. in other forms. I didn't question the guidelines 'cause I don't want to screw up. Trust me, some of these chewables and liquids are so disgusting, i would prefer to just swallow!