Crushed pills

kayakgirl
on 11/30/13 8:37 pm - Canada
I cannot do crushed Tylenol or back meds any more. No matter what I mix it with the bitterness is overwhelming. I am going to cut them in half and swallow those halves with water from now on. Good idea? (I'm 6 days out)

Thanks,

Jennifer

 

 

Initial referral: March 21, 2013; Orientation: April 26, 2013 (OWMC); Nurse Practitioner: July 10, 2013; Nut/Beh: July 15, 2013; Pre-op Class: September 18, 2013; Internist: September 18, 2013; Surgeon: October 1, 2013; Surgery: November 25, 2013 (Dr. Yelle)

    

    

    
Bonnie ABC
on 11/30/13 8:53 pm - Smiths Falls, Canada
RNY on 09/16/08 with

Why are you crushing them?   Was that per surgeon's instructions? 

 

Bonnie


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Dale B.
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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Katie M.
on 11/30/13 9:12 pm - Georgetown, Canada
RNY on 10/18/13

You'll be ok, just cut in to small pieces and take them with lots of water :)

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kayakgirl
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.

Initial referral: March 21, 2013; Orientation: April 26, 2013 (OWMC); Nurse Practitioner: July 10, 2013; Nut/Beh: July 15, 2013; Pre-op Class: September 18, 2013; Internist: September 18, 2013; Surgeon: October 1, 2013; Surgery: November 25, 2013 (Dr. Yelle)

    

    

    
em_dep_qua
on 11/30/13 10:05 pm - Kitchener, Canada
RNY on 11/19/13

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.

Michelle

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Laurie C.
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.

Laurie

 


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Leanne1
on 12/1/13 12:00 am - Newmarket, Canada

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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