Absorption of medications varies with each bariatric procedure. Those patients who have opted for the sleeve or gastric band are usually able to still absorb medications as they did prior to weight loss surgery as the small intestine remains unaltered. Those patients who have undergone the Roux-En-Y gastric bypass, distal bypass, or Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (commonly known as “the switch”) can have absorptive issues with many medications.
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