Thanks for your query.
After bariatric surgery
, the stomach size gets reduced significantly, apart from the delayed emptying of stomach. As a result, Lortab
remains in the stomach long enough to produce excessive acidity, which is the root cause of your problems.
Addition of PPI (such as, Esomaprazole or Rabeprazole
) ALONG WITH a pro-kinetic drug, such as, Metoclopamide or Domperidone
(which hasten emptying of stomach) one tablet each, 30 minutes BEFORE taking Lortab should relieve you of your problems.
Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me and prescribe the advised drugs in appropriate doses.
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