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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is gastric bypass surgery safe in patients with bupropion like drugs?

I am wanting to have gastric bypass surgery and I am on a lot of prescription drugs. the drugs are bupropion hcl 300mg, c-naltrexone 4.5mg, Cymbalta 90 mg, dilaudid 2mg prn, furosemide 20 mg, hydroxyzine hcl 50mg, lamotrigine 150 mg, lisinopril 10mg, melozicam 7.5 mg, ropinirole 2mg, tramadol 50 mg,vitamin d3 5000units,voltaren gel 1%, methotrexate 8 pills per week, folic acid 50 mg, in addition I have creams and gels to help relieve my psoriasis. how many of these drugs will have to be changed and I take so many pills at one time how will I continue to take them?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016
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Hi and welcome to HCM.
As I know, these medications do not interfere with such surgery, however this all should be discussed with your anesthesiologist who will perform general anashesia. Some dosage modification may be required.

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