Can you take iron after gastric bypass?
In respect to this, how do you absorb iron after gastric bypass?
There is less stomach acid following bariatric surgery and iron needs acid to aid in its absorption.
How to Increase the Absorption of Iron.
- Do not take calcium at the same time as your iron or a multivitamin containing iron.
- Do not take your iron product with calcium rich foods, such as with a glass of milk.
Also question is, what supplements do gastric bypass patients take?
Gastric Bypass: Doctors recommend that gastric bypass surgery patients take a complete multivitamin, calcium with Vitamin D, iron and Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12. Others may be recommended.
Six weeks after surgery, small pills or capsules can be taken as before. Also you should avoid aspirin products and anti-inflammatories after surgery as they can cause irritation and ulcers. Oil-based and time-release medications may not be well absorbed after gastric bypass surgery.