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.
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.
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.
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.
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
- Citalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Citalopram (detailed)
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