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A 40-year-old male asked:

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 26 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.
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 19 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.
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 30 years experience
Please ask your surgeon.
Jan 1, 2013

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