All tablets (with the exception of capsules) should be broken up into small pieces or crushed before they are taken with liquid. Dosages of medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma or other illnesses may need to be altered during the phase of rapid weight loss, so please consult your doctor.
During the phase of rapid weight loss (6 – 12 months after surgery), it’s advisable to supplement your vitamin intake with vitamin drinks.
After any surgical procedure, you need to visit your doctor regularly. You’ll be informed by your doctor as to exactly how often, however it is normal that follow-up visits are scheduled for every four weeks in the initial post-operative phase and later gradually decrease.
During the first 18 months, the A.M.I. Soft Gastric Band is filled with liquid bit by bit via the small port under your skin and your corresponding weight loss monitored. After that, an annual check-up by your doctor is normally enough.