Chantix & ostomy

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JPHubby
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   Posted 3/24/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a temp loop ostomy and have tried to take time released pain relievers in the past and they come out whole in the bag. I am going to begin taking Chantix to quit smoking and was wondering if anyone else has tried this with an ostomy? My output is so fast, I worry that they are going to come out before the effects kick in.

Thanks for any input in advance.

Irish_Mom
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   Posted 3/24/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
As long as they're not time release, it should be fine since they're broken down and absorbed in the stomach.
Terri
 
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Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Sub-Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


peggy113
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   Posted 3/24/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Was it here on this board that I read that even if the capsule comes out whole, that doesn't mean that the contents aren't absorbed. Correct me if I'm wrong?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Irish_Mom
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   Posted 3/25/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Peggy,
 
It might have been from when we were talking about prescription potassium tablets. They're wax-coated and come out whole whether you have an ostomy or not. However, if time-released pills are coming out whole, then they're not doing their job and somebody could see if there is a liquid form of the medication available. Your best bet is to take non-coated or non-time-released medications. You'd be surprised how many meds are available in liquid form.
Terri
 
_________________________________________________________________________________
Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Sub-Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.

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