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    BHoperph is offline New Member
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    Does anyone out there have any information on the effects on drug absorption after a gastric bypass procedure?

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    There should be very little disruption of gastric absorption, there is just less surface area to absorb across after that type of surgery.

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    What about if there's a lot of purging going on??? Besides, how could the same amount of medication be absorbed in when the whole first section of your small intestine (where most absorption occurs) is bypassed... I don't get it.

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    quote:Originally posted by BHoperph

    Does anyone out there have any information on the effects on drug absorption after a gastric bypass procedure?
    There is nothing to be concerned about with most medications.
    The vast majority of medications are
    mostly absorbed in the intestinal tract. [^]

    ~beam~

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    Beam is right. Your stomach and intestines can only absorb a limited amount anyway, regardless of how much more surface area there is than normal. If there is a lot of purging, then there will be less absorption of anything in the stomach, and deterioration of the esophagus, which can lead to severe bleeding and dehydration and even sudden death.

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