Vitamins

cheapskate
on 8/10/16 8:51 am
RNY on 03/30/15

I am taking Optisource 4x a day and it says I take one 4x a day. Supposedly this is a complete but now I am worried that the calcium citrate in it cancels the iron. 

Unfortunately, my program is very little help. 

Can someone weigh in on this? 

cheapskate
on 8/10/16 8:54 am
RNY on 03/30/15

 

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/optisource-post-bariatric-surgery-formula-chewable-vitamin--mineral-supplement-tablet/ID=prod403359-product?ext=gooPLA_-_All_Products&pla&adtype=pla&kpid=sku6167818&sst=3610d6e2-a828-4d1b-a571-15b80c3b4d6b

ladygodiva1228
on 8/10/16 9:24 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

Fixed the link for ya. optisource

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl

    

Grim_Traveller
on 8/10/16 3:02 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

I wouldn't count on getting much iron from these.

The bigger issue is, we are recommended to get 200% of the RDV of vitamins and minerals. Most of the ingredients on these are 25% for each tablet, so you would need EIGHT per day. They don't seem like a very good fit for us, and probably end up being expensive as well.

Have you considered the patch? 

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

cheapskate
on 8/10/16 11:21 pm
RNY on 03/30/15

Weird because they are intended for post op patients. I looked at the patch but got intimidated because I wasn't sure what to order

Any insight? I am due to order

Grim_Traveller
on 8/11/16 5:58 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Most people seem to use just the multi patch. 12 hours for one patch, then 12 hours without. Most also seem to need some extra iron, B12, and D3.

I have had problems absorbing oral calcium. What I use is one multi patch and one calcium/D3 patch per day. I also take a B12 sublingual, 2,000, once per week. It's easier and less expensive to take one oral B12 per week than an extra B12 patch every day.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 8/12/16 4:57 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I was somewhat iron deficient at my 3 month post-op checkup even though I was taking all my vitamin supplements religiously. My surgeon said to make sure I space my iron and calcium by 2 hours.  I set alarms to remind me when it is time.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

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