Q. Does drug absorption get reduced after a gallbladder removal surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 02, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

Can drug absorption be decreased due to gallbladder removal? I take Griseofulvin for a persistent tinea capitis. I was advised to take it with a fatty meal to enhance the absorption of the drug. My gallbladder was removed five months ago. Is it possible that due to this situation, the drug is absorbed less well?

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Medical Gastroenterology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Let me clarify that the removal of the gallbladder is not associated with the absorption of the drug. Even in the case of a patient whose gallbladder is not removed, Griseofulvin is advised to be taken with fatty meals.

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