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    Posted: 24 Sep 2015 at 11:27pm
I know that this is a rookie quetion, but I have to ask. One of my drs prescribed extended release tablets. I gave her the sheet from St. Lukes and she seemed miffed and said I was probably getting the full effect and told to take food with it. How can I be sure that I am getting the full benefits? Now she has told me to take one in the morning and one at noon for the full effect.
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If you had the RNY gastric bypass, you should not take extended release medication. However some medicines only come in extended release. I am going to give you a call to get additional information. Please contact me when you have a chance. I did leave you a voice mail with my numbers.
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My old PCP who shall remain nameless or I will give him really mean names lol was the same way and just really didn't care that I had surgery let alone had to go in for a revision. My new PCP will always ask before giving a medication "you can't have NSAIDS or extended release right?" And will always find an alternative or someway to bypass the stomach like with an injection.
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Why are we not allowed extended release capsules. I take effexor for hot flashes and open the capsule to take the med. Seems to be working for me.
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RNY patients have a shorter bowel. Because of this, the medicine may not get entirely absorbed. If your Effexor is extended release and you are opening the capsule, you may be absorbing adequately. If the medication is working and controlling your symptoms, that's good.
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