Following your gastric bypass/ sleeve operation you will be required to take vitamin and mineral supplements for life.  Initially after surgery you will need soluble of chewable ones in case tablets get stuck in the swelling in your stomach. You provider should inform you when it is ok to move onto solid tablets – each different surgeon tends to have their own preference regarding this.

These may vary slightly depending on your surgeons’ guidelines however generally you will need the following:

Daily: (please check dosages with your provider)

  • Iron – ferrous fumarate, ferrous sulphate or ferrous gluconate for example
  • Multivitamin and mineral - forceval soluble or tablets , Bassetts soft and active chewy health, centrum fruity chewables
  • Calcium – Adcal D3 forte, Calichew


3 monthly: (or when your provider advises these)

  • Vit B12 injections


Regular intervals as advised by your provider:

  • Blood tests


There is another supplement which is specifically for this type of surgery – this s called Baricol and is available online. This one comes in different flavours and forms – chewable, effervescent, tablets, tasteless powder you can add to foods… Generally, this contains all of your supplements in one and you don’t usually need your B12 injection – please check with your provider regarding their guidelines

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