Looking for an inexpensive multivitamin. Can't find my Centrum chewable anywhere

shutterbugjunkie
on 7/30/20 7:30 am
RNY on 02/04/11 with

I've been taking Centrum chewable orange burst multivitamins for the past 8 1/2 years (since my surgery on 2/11.) I can't find these anywhere now. (I've searched all of the stores, online, etc.) I emailed Centrum & they said they're still making them, but it doesn't make sense as to why ALL of the stores are out of them.

So I'm looking for another LOW COST alternative. (Please, no expensive brands. I can't afford them.) Thank you!

@poet_kelly, If you're still active on here, I'd love to hear your suggestions!

  SW/258.5 Surgery Weight/249 CW/149.5 GW/140
  
Emiepie
on 7/30/20 9:37 am
RNY on 08/11/14

Hi! I took the Centrum chewable for years as well but like you it became harder and harder to find so my surgeon gave me the okay to switch to one I could swallow. I started with a petite senior type (a little smaller than your typical multi) and have eventually moved to the standard Costco brand regular multi.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

SuMari
on 7/30/20 10:23 am

do you just take one pill? I've seen everyone have to take multiple because the iron and calcium and that they cant be taken together? How does that work?

SuMari
on 7/30/20 10:31 am

I also saw above about the deal on the patches, those seem pretty inexpensive? Have you tried those?

Emiepie
on 7/30/20 11:38 am
RNY on 08/11/14

I actually won some a few years ago and they didn't work for me. I know others like them.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

Emiepie
on 7/30/20 11:37 am
RNY on 08/11/14

I take 2 gummy vits and 2 calcium with breakfast/2 calcium, magnesium, and 1 b12 with lunch/2 calcium and another b12 with snack and then my mutli and chewable vit c with dinner (the vit c helps me absorb more of the iron from the multi).

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

Teenie
on 7/30/20 1:40 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Bariatric advantage now has a 1 a day pill with iron and can be taken first thing in the morning. It runs $20 a month and you can get a 90 day bottle for less. Then I just wait 2 hours and take my first calcium chew. I take 3 500 mg of calcium at least 2 hours apart but usually save my last one for right before I go to bed as a treat. It is a big pill to swallow but makes life easy and cost effective.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

Partlypollyanna
on 7/30/20 6:07 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

I take 2 centrum silver a day, I am not sure but I think it would be a similar price point to the centrum chewable

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Carol D.
on 7/31/20 4:46 am

Centrum has a new chewable. Mixed berry flavor. I ordered from amazon. Have not tried yet as I still have some left of the citrus berry

HW:275, Consult Weigh 259 on 8/16

RNY Feb. 16,2017 at 246

Current Weight: 126

catwoman7
on 7/31/20 6:31 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I've used both Centrum Silver and the generic equivalents (both CVS and Walgreens have equivalents - some other places might as well). I started with the chewables and after a few months switched to the regular tablets. I never had problems finding chewables here when I was taking them five years ago, but I know even back then they were hard to find in some cities - not sure about now since I haven't done chewables in quite awhile. I'd check to see if your clinic is OK with you taking regular tablets now. A lot of us do after the first few months.

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