My 18 year old has a hard time swallowing pills. He has recently been perscribed Citalopram HBR 20 MG tab.. can I crush these so he can take them in some kind of food.
Can I crush Citalopram to put into food?
Question posted by molynn on 20 Jan 2012
Last updated on 22 January 2012 by totallyforgiven
Does the Citalopram have a scored area on it, if it does, trying splitting them into, if it does not, then I would not even crush it, because chances are it is time release and if you crush it, your son could get an overdose, because he would be getting the whole dose all at once, rather than spread out. If in doubt, call your pharmacist and see what they say.
Hi my sister has the same problem & finds it easier to put her tablets in/with food. Such as in some cheese or cake. Then has a drink next to her for after she swallows. It would be best not to crush the tablet if you can avoid it.
You could crush Citalopram, but please make sure that the food does not get too bitter as the tablet or the liquid form of Citalopram would have been masked for consumption.
However, you could also seek advice from a pharmacist, wish you the best.
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