on 11/30/13 8:37 pm - Canada
Good idea? (I'm 6 days out)
on 11/30/13 9:03 pm - Canada
I have never crushed a pill, even in the hospital, they just told me to take 1 at a time. Hope this helps
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You'll be ok, just cut in to small pieces and take them with lots of water :)
on 11/30/13 9:18 pm - Canada
Thanks, all. In hospital the nurses crushed all my pills even one that is already tiny. I was also told to have meds in chewable or liquid form for the first bit of time post op. That is why I have been crushing them.
Guelph hospital had me taking my pills whole. I take prevacid, thyroid med, stool softener, Tylenol whole... my anti biotitic was the size of a peanut m&m that one I split into 2. It was a little too hard to do with my throat and ear infection. I have no issues, meds are suppose to dissolve so it won't get stuck.
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on 11/30/13 10:53 pm - Collingwood, ON, Canada
I'm about 18 months out and still crush my pills (the non chewable ones) and take apart any capsules. The bitter ones I take with a spoonful of sugar free chocolate pudding, I am not going to pay for medication and then see it come out whole at the other end. I don't believe we have enough intestine or hydrocloric acid to break down the enteric coatings on medication. Just my opinion but I'm probably going to do this forever.
OMG!! I am sorry.. I just burst out into laughter at your statement "I am not going to pay for medication and then see it come out whole at the other end."
That won't happen. I have NEVER had that happen to me and I take them whole. I have even taken meds such as liquid dayquil with the gel and it was perfectly fine.
I only crushed my meds/vitamins for 2 days and that was enough for me. I bought a pill splitter and cut the big ones down. They said that as long as they were about the size of an m&m, that was fine to take it that way.
At 18months out, you should be perfectly fine taking meds/ vitamins normally!! :)
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