Having some trouble with pills

on 12/6/17 7:36 am
RNY on 08/07/17

My vit. D was only 10 so Now I'm on D3 capsules. Much smaller than I thought, and if I open them up it has the crushed powder inside. Having some big trouble swallowing them. I took one and it feels like it sits in 1 spot for 30+ min. I doubt it is, but it feels like it. And my pouch is seriously not happy with this. Is it ok to open the capsule and put the powder in a drink or perhaps yogurt? These are 50,000 UI so I only take 1 a week.

I have tried to take other vitamins, but even gel ones are giving some big issues for me. Unless it's chewable or ground to a powder I'm having problems. Anyone have some suggestions? Because right now all I'm able to get down me is the adult flintstones complete (the only chewables my nutritionist and doctor recommended for an all over vitamin)

on 12/6/17 8:37 am
RNY on 08/11/14

I haven't tried opening any pills but I have read some do. For me, when I had issues swallowing a pill I would take it with warm tea...for some reason that made it easier for me.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150

on 12/6/17 11:00 am
RNY on 04/26/17

I cut up my Prozac (capsule) and pour out the powder and take it with flavored waterband there's no problem. Asked my dietician and she said it was fine. I think the pills you can't cut or crush are extended release. Hope this helps! Nancy

on 12/6/17 1:00 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

I would think it would be fine. Your stomach acid dissolves the capsules *anyway*, so...

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 12/6/17 1:21 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

You can buy chewable vitamin D. Would that be an option? The dose is lower, so I imagine you'd need to take one pill a day, rather than your current one per week.

Regarding your multivitamins, did your doctor explicitly say "no" to other adult chewables? Flintstones are woefully inadequate for our needs (200% RDA of all vitamins and minerals), and there are plenty of products on the market that will have what you need.

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on 12/6/17 1:38 pm - baldwinsville, NY
on 12/6/17 1:39 pm - baldwinsville, NY

My vitamin d is otc and looks like an oil filled capsule. I was on powder pill formed ones but my md switched me to the pill that I am on now. I have no problems with swallowing or how it sits in my pouch

on 12/6/17 10:55 pm
RNY on 08/07/17

Thanks for replies. Sorry for late reply in return. I will try to take the powder with drink then to make it easier. They didn't say no to other vitamins, they just said no gummy vitamins because they are mostly sugar. I'm willing to try anything at this point.

on 12/7/17 7:56 pm - Bay Area, CA

you can also buy Vitamin D3 in drops, which would be much easier, not sure if they sell the high doses but I've seen them in 5,000 units,

good luck!

Kathy S.
on 12/8/17 7:24 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Check with your surgeon's office and see if vitamin patches are an option for you. Some surgeons say yes and some say no... Good luck

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

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