The bariatric team sent me a prescription for all the medications I’ll need after surgery, so that I can have everything ready for when I come home.
I thought I’d share with you what’s on the prescription. But of course your medication needs may be very different:
|Clexane||40 mg||Twice daily for 21 days|
|Lansoprazole||30 mg||Once daily for 3 months|
|Ursofalk||500 mg||Once daily|
|Solpadeine Max soluable||2 tabs||As required over 2 weeks (one box)|
|Senna Liquid||15 ml||As required over 2 weeks (one bottle)|
|Multivitamin||1 tab||Twice daily|
|Calcichew D3 Forte||1 tab||Once daily|
|Ferrograd C||1 tab||Once daily|
|Neo-Cytamen||1000 mcg||Inject once every 3 months|
I didn’t know what some of these medications were, so I looked them up:
- Clexane is a drug to stop blood clots, and is provided in pre-filled syringes to self inject. I’ve used this before after surgery.
- Lansoprazole helps reduce the amount of acid my stomach produces, and to guard against acid reflux. I’m already on Esomeprazole (Nexium) for acid reflux.
- Ursofalk helps guard against cirrhosis of the liver and also helps dissolve gallstones.
- Solpadeine Max is a brand name for a combination pain killer of paracetamol and codeine.
- Senna Liquid helps with bowel movements.
- Multivitamins are just a standard over-the-counter supplement.
- Calcichew D3 Forte is a combination high-strength calcium and vitamin D3 supplement.
- Ferrograd C is an iron supplement.
- Neo-Cytamen is a vitamin B12 supplement.
I suppose the standard over-the-counter multivitamin combined with the additional iron and B12 supplements mean that I don’t need to take special bariatric multivitamins.