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I'm getting gastric bypass jan 7 th and i'm taking the shakes to prepare for surgery but i have a bad night cough can i take cough medicine ?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Reflux vs. infection: Notify your surgeon immediately about cough or see primary care physician. If not treated your cough can cause delay in doing surgery, unless it was addressed before.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Reflux: Morbid obesity often leads to both sleep anea and refux. Try sleeping with you head upright until the surgery and see if that helps.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Please ask your surgeon.
Jan 1, 2013

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