Before your surgery, you will receive specific medication instructions from the bariatric surgery team. There are some medications you may need to stop taking before surgery such as diabetes medications, female hormones, birth control pills, Plavix®, Coumadin®, diuretics or "water pills."
After your surgery, certain medications should only be taken with permission from our team, including: aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy surgery patients: Following surgery, all of your medications will need to be in a liquid, chewable or crushable form for the first two months.
Adjustable gastric band surgery patients: Following surgery, all of your medications will need to be in a liquid, chewable or crushable form for the first 10 days. After 10 days, you can take solid pills with two ounces of water.