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I had gastric by-pass surgery march 6th, 2015. My dr has me

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I had gastric by-pass surgery march 6th, 2015. My dr has me taking 40 mg omeprazole daily. I've never had acid reflux in my life. I'm loosing my hair. I take Opti Source multivitamins, extra calcium, extra b12, probiotics, anti depressant, and mood stablizer for by-polar. But what i've been hearing, my drugs may not be getting absorbed like they should. Am very concerned about loosing my hair and fingersnails getti g soft. Dr also has me taking biotin now. Please help me!!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bariatrics
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would absolutely recommend you stop it.

You don't need it long term

you could even go on a low dose zantac if you wanted

that is an acceptable alternative with less side effects

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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