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BOMS
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/27/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Do any ones notice that after J-pouch surgery
 
When they taking any medication it isgoing right through new digestive system and found caspsule in their bowl
making effect of the medication lot least.  
 
Please any respond
 
YSG

suebear
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   Posted 7/27/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
We aren't supposed to take extended release or timed released medication. If that's what you're taking that is why you are seeing that.

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


mikeman
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   Posted 7/28/2009 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
yes it is a capsule, capsules will go right through you timed or not because it doesnt stay in your small intestine long enough for your enzymes to break it down. if you must take the capsules then break them open swallow the contents and chase it with a glass of water.

Age:31 Married with children.
--
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In 2003 I took Accutane for about 4 months, started getting strong side effects of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC -
should have understood the IBD warnings-side effects were now permanent.
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and many other med's that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then suddenly stopped working.
---
May -June 2009: Pancolitis- chronic 2 month flare up that put me out of work and made me seriously think about surgery.
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
----
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with severe Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression. Today-No more harmful drugs. No more running to the bathroom 20+ times a day. No more cramping and bleeding. No more embarrassing situations of incontinence. Satisfied with the first surgery!


Shaz032
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Mikeman said...
if you must take the capsules then break them open swallow the contents and chase it with a glass of water.


Before doing this, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist and get the 'ok' first. Time released capsules are designed to BE time released and absorbed along the large intestine. Since we don't have a large intestine, we obviously can't absorb them in the time frame they're meant to be absorbed. Breaking them open means your body will absorb them a lot faster than they're designed to be and that could be disastrous for you (as in overdose).
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indecisive1
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   Posted 7/28/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I had problems with pills going through me as well... actually, the surgeon who did my colectomy was the same one that prescribed the medicine. Haha. Anyway, we talked to him about it and he prescribed me the same medicine in liquid form. Maybe something exists in another form (such as liquid) that you could take. I would just ask your doctor if possible.

mikeman
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Total Posts : 66
   Posted 7/29/2009 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Shaz032 said...
Mikeman said...
if you must take the capsules then break them open swallow the contents and chase it with a glass of water.


Before doing this, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist and get the 'ok' first. Time released capsules are designed to BE time released and absorbed along the large intestine. Since we don't have a large intestine, we obviously can't absorb them in the time frame they're meant to be absorbed. Breaking them open means your body will absorb them a lot faster than they're designed to be and that could be disastrous for you (as in overdose).


I was referring to breaking open immodium capsules or tylenol. yes, please dont do this for narcotics.
if these are some sort of time released capsules like Hydromorphone thats not recommended.as stated an overdose would not be good.

Age:31 Married with children.
--
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In 2003 I took Accutane for about 4 months, started getting strong side effects of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC -
should have understood the IBD warnings-side effects were now permanent.
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and many other med's that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then suddenly stopped working.
---
May -June 2009: Pancolitis- chronic 2 month flare up that put me out of work and made me seriously think about surgery.
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
----
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with severe Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression. Today-No more harmful drugs. No more running to the bathroom 20+ times a day. No more cramping and bleeding. No more embarrassing situations of incontinence. Satisfied with the first surgery!


windows63
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 7/30/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
2 different specialist told me its just the shell and the meds were absorbed. Capsules & tablets. With extended release I can't say much but my XL med is absorbed by the end of the small intestine. So when I find a shell(that looks like a whole pill) in my bag I know I got the meds. Some drugs come in patch form. Its called TRANSDERMAL
Dx in 2001 with UC. treated with asocol, prednisone, and rowasa. Cleared up with no problems until 2007. Flared for 2 years. Used colozol and prednisone continually while adding imuran, 6MP, rowasa. None worked. Remicade was my next option. Decided against it and had a total collectomy on June 22. Planned j pouch in September.


windows63
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 7/30/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask your doc. A simple phone call
Dx in 2001 with UC. treated with asocol, prednisone, and rowasa. Cleared up with no problems until 2007. Flared for 2 years. Used colozol and prednisone continually while adding imuran, 6MP, rowasa. None worked. Remicade was my next option. Decided against it and had a total collectomy on June 22. Planned j pouch in September.

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