Wellbutrin XL and Ileostomy

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mikeg999
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   Posted 9/1/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know if Wellbutrin XL will be absorbed if one has an ileostomy?

Thanks
55 yo male
First UC flare at age 49
All medical approaches failed (including Humira) and opted for total colectomy on 6/17/08. Permanent Ileostomy


suebear
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   Posted 9/1/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   

As long as it is not a timed release drug it should dissolve just fine.  However, everyone's transit time is different so this can be trial and error.

Sue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


summerstorm
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   Posted 9/1/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't know about it, but the meds i have that are scored (ones that you can cut) i cut in half so that they will absorb quicker. You cannot do that with coated tablets though and you cannot break open gel tabs or something like that.

peggy113
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   Posted 9/2/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I always talk to my pharmacist .... they can research or already know how each drug is absorbed. Just be sure to pick a time that they are not really, really busy so they can devote the time to you.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


mikeg999
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/11/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
my pharmacist said no problem but the last 2 days i saw intact tablets in my pouch. No wonder I feel depressed!
55 yo male
First UC flare at age 49
All medical approaches failed (including Humira) and opted for total colectomy on 6/17/08. Permanent Ileostomy


peggy113
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 9/11/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Some drugs can be cut in 1/2 to allow more absorption .. check again with the pharmacist.  I don't know about this drug.  I have to do that with about anything that I take that has a coating, even a tylenol caplet.   And I just can forget about taking those very hard, dense, huge calcium horse pills.  But I seem to always find ways around it.. 

Good luck in resolving this.

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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