Pharmacokinetic Effects of Bariatric Surgery (January).

CONCLUSIONS:Bariatric surgical procedures may result in altered pharmacokinetic parameters, but the literature is lacking in sufficient quantity and quality of studies to make solid conclusions and recommendations. Until more studies of sufficient power are completed, clinicians should closely monitor these patients in the immediate and distant postsurgical period for signs of both drug efficacy and toxicity and adjust their medications as required.
PMID: 22190251 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy)