To bitter to dissolve in water or apple juice..So I asked a cancer rn she stated to look if there is a score line cut it there..Also heard if it has a sl on medication not supposed to be cut... Who right...
According to the manufacturer's instructions that were approved by the FDA, the prescribed dose should be administered orally, with a meal and a large glass of water. Doses of 400 mg or 600 mg should be administered once daily, whereas a dose of 800 mg should be administered as 400 mg twice a day.
In addition, for patients unable to swallow the film-coated tablets, the tablets may be dispersed in a glass of water or apple juice. The required number of tablets should be placed in the appropriate volume of beverage (approximately 50 mL for a 100 mg tablet, and 200 mL for a 400 mg tablet) and stirred with a spoon. The suspension should be administered immediately after complete disintegration of the tablet(s). Have you tried the Naked product line of drinks? The Mango or one of the others may disguise the pill's taste better than apple juice.
To answer the pill cutting issue here is what the experts say: The American Medical Society and American Pharmacists Association oppose mandatory tablet-splitting and recommend AGAINST splitting tablets that are modified release, combination products, unscored, FILM-COATED, friable, or dose-critical. Since your pill is film-coated and if you agree with the above experts then you should not cut the pill(s).
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