Lap Band Patients differ as to how they will tolerate their medications, but as a rule most patients have no problem. Some medications can be split or crushed with no problems. A few pills should not be broken or crushed because they are covered with a coating that is designed to keep them intact until they reach the intestines. If you think you have this kind of medication, please speak with your pharmacist or Dr. Kuri before breaking your pills. Some medications may be available in liquid form, chewable form or in a smaller dosage.
Generally, all NSAIDS,(non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided, as they may irritate the stomach. The problems these drugs may cause could result in having to remove the Lap Band.