Crushing Medications

on 2/4/16 4:09 pm

HOw long does one need to crush medications??  I am 4 months post op.

I am so over this.  I really do not like to do this.  



on 2/4/16 4:33 pm

 I think my surgeon told me I could swallow pills when I was three months out .  I couldn't  really tolerate until then



on 2/4/16 4:39 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Some people swallow pills the day after surgery. Some can't even with no surgery.

You should be fine. If it hurts, stop.

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GeekMonster, Insolent Hag
on 2/4/16 5:17 pm - CA
VSG on 12/19/13

I'm not sure what you're taking, but I was never required to crush any of my meds.

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on 2/4/16 7:10 pm

I was not allowed to take certain meds/supplements for a time after surgery until my staple line healed. After that there were no restrictions. I was taking some pills shortly after surgery, e.g. BP meds. 

Ron R.
on 2/5/16 7:50 am

My WLS program at a major Boston teaching hospital say crush forever. I use to take 1 med that could not be crushed and I took that 12 hours after surgery. Check with your surgeon

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on 2/5/16 4:52 pm - NJ
VSG on 03/29/16

Do you know why they said to crush forever?  I did that for several years after the band and with the amount of pills I take it was very time consuming. I can't see why we should crush after the healing process is over. 


on 2/5/16 9:21 am

I never had to crush pills - not even pain pills given to me day after surgery. The only thing was I was not cleared for solid vitamins until 1 month post-op. They had to be chewable until then. 

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