Callion Pharma is pleased to announce the availability of DEKAs Bariatric Vitamin, a multivitamin and mineral supplement formulation developed specifically for the nutritional needs of the bariatric surgery patient.

Bariatric surgery patients often have difficulty absorbing nutrients and need additional supplementation with specific nutrients. DEKAs Bariatric contains a delivery technology to enhance the absorption of these nutrients and meet the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Integrated Health Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient, 2016 update, the most current guidelines for supplementation in bariatric surgery patients. See ASMBS Guidelines.

A prototype formulation has been clinically studied in subjects following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and shown to be more effective than a standard multivitamin in maintaining therapeutic levels of clinically relevant vitamins and minerals and was more palatable (1).

DEKAs Bariatric is pleasant tasting chewable tablets with an orange-peach flavor that is easy to take on a regular basis. It is easy and simple for all types of bariatric surgeries to take.

Usual Dosages for Types of Surgery Patients:

GB – 1 per day

Sleeve – 1 or 2 per day

RYGB/DS – 2 per day


1Perin J, Prokopowicz G, Furtado M, Papas K, Steele KE. A Randomized Trial of a Novel Chewable Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg. 2018 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s11695-018-3177-0. [Epub ahead of print]

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