Maybe. Some medication doses may decrease as the obesity-related health conditions improve.
For example, diabetic patients often require less insulin or other diabetes medications after surgery because glucose control can improve quickly. Patients who take high blood pressure and cholesterol medication can see their doses lowered if these disease states improve.
In the early period right after surgery, larger tablets or capsules are not recommended so that pills do not beco<span class="text_exposed_show">me stuck. Because of this, we recommend that you take medications different forms, such as crushed, liquid, chewable, sublingual or injectable.</span>
Also some medication may be absorbed differently after surgery, depending on the type of procedure.
Sleeve gastrectomy tends to have little to no change in the absorption of medications. Gastric bypass and duodenal switch can have more significant changes in how medications are absorbed.