Friday, October 03, 2008

Antidepressants and Gastric Bypass

People who undergo Gastric Bypass procedures apparently are now found to be unable to absorb their antidepressants after surgery. Obs Surg 2005;15:677-683.

Many people who go through this procedure have major depression. Studiers have shown 20% to 28% who are being followed for consideration for undergoing this surgery fall into this category.

This is very important and is causing a major reconsideration of patients being considered for bypass.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The anti depressants do absorb. I have found however that most medications - especially anti depressants only last in the system half of what they normally do, SO if you would normally take
Prozac once every 24 hours - you now have to take it every 12.