January 19th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Previous gastric bypass surgery may be affecting time-release medication,

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I suffer from chronic back pain that requires ongoing pain medication, but the medication only works for two to three hours at a time. Years ago, I had gastric bypass surgery…ANSWER: Many medications can be absorbed normally after gastric bypass surgery. But certain drugs, including some types of time-release medications, require careful monitoring in people who have had gastric bypass…-- Michael Sarr, M.D., Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Mayo Clinic.

Chicago Tribune, 1/3/2012

Tags: General Internal Medicine, GI, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Medical Edge

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