I've never thought about this before but since having a HH patient with a new colostomy I'm wondering. If alot of meds are absorbed by the large intestine what happens when they can't get there? She says her pain pills don't work well and the IV meds in the hospital did work well. I do know that colostomy patients are not supposed to take any time-realeased drugs for this reason. Any thoughts?
Feb 23, '06
Some oral drugs are absorbed from the stomach (portal circulation to liver), but the major site of entry into the systemic circulation is the duodenum (small intestines).
I'm not aware of medications being absorbed by the large intestines. Am I incorrect?
Last edit by lady_jezebel on Feb 23, '06