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.
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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