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Old 11-30-2008, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone,
Will I be able to take my medications immed after surgery? I take three for depression and anxiety that I am most concerned about. Im not getting a straight answer on whether he'll allow crushed that first day or at latest the second morning.

Were you able to take your meds?

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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While you're in the hospital, they should be able to administer your meds, if not orally, maybe thru your IV? I'd check with your surgeons office to see how they handle this. I was primarily on NSAIDS for arthritis, which I still can't/don't take and BP meds which I didn't need immediately postop, then was allowed to crush until my weight came down and my BP dropped to normal without meds.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I take 60 mg of prozac daily and they advised me that they are going to switch me to the oral form of prozac from the day of the surgery until 3 months post op. I haven't seen what it looks like yet, but it should be interesting. The nutritionalist at the Surgeon's office was the one who told me what would happen.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i was o cymbalta and those are capsules.. the pharmacy said i could open them but my doctor also said to try then.. well.. in the other end if you know what i mean... like put them in your bum :| sorry to be so blunt
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I am going in Monday and I will be crushing my pills for some time. I know it will be for the first three months at least. i have to change from 300 Wellbutrin XL to 100 Wellbutrin three times a day. As my body will no longer be able to do the extended release. As for my prozac, mine are in capsule form so that will be easy. My others thryoid, prevacid & lorazapam can be crushed. I have my liquid vicidon all ready. I most likely will not be able to come off my anti-depressants but we'll see. The other day I tried crushing my lorazapam and put it in yogurt. I went down great and worked the same.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I take meds for high bp, high cholesterol and hypothryoidism. My synthroid was the one I was worried about missing. I was definitely not allowed to take any of them by mouth for 24 hours after surgery. After the 24 hours I was on whole pills of vicoden. After 48 hours I was back on all of my meds without crushing any.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was swallowing pills the morning after surgery.....FYI
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no i had to crush mine i was taking one med for depression and he told me that it couldn't be crushed so he called my pcp and switched me to something else but yes i had to crush mine and boy it that weird take it with a little yougart or unsweetened applesauce
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i crushed my pills for quite awhile but everyone is different
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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