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Medication Management after Bariatric Surgery: Providing Optimal Patient Care

Department of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
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J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(5), 1511; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9051511
Received: 10 May 2020 / Accepted: 14 May 2020 / Published: 17 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Pharmacology)
Substantially altered gastrointestinal anatomy/physiology after bariatric surgery presents new challenges for the proper medication management of these patients; drug absorption and bioavailability may increase, decrease, or remain unchanged post surgery, depending on the specific drug in question and the type of bariatric procedure. In this article, we offer a concise overview of the various aspects of this clinically significant issue, aiming to provide readers with a clear understanding as well as practical tools to handle drug management post bariatric surgery. Realizing the potentially altered pharmacokinetics of various drugs after bariatric surgery is essential for providing optimal pharmacological therapy and overall patient care. View Full-Text
Keywords: bariatric surgery; bioavailability; biopharmaceutics; drug absorption; drug solubility; intestinal permeability bariatric surgery; bioavailability; biopharmaceutics; drug absorption; drug solubility; intestinal permeability
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Porat, D.; Dahan, A. Medication Management after Bariatric Surgery: Providing Optimal Patient Care. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 1511.

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