I'm not sure if Exalgo has crush resistant tehnology but Masso is absolutely correct that you should never break, chew, crush or alter a long acting drug in any way because you risk releasing too much medication which can cause overdose. Long acting drugs, whether crush resistant or not, should ONLY be swallowed whole.
I've been on exalgo for four years and its absolutely not to be crushed. It's extended release dilaudid. If you look at the pill, you'll see a tiny pin hole, that's how the medicine is released all day. Why would u want to crush it may I ask? If you need something that's immediate release, you can ask your doctor for dilaudid for breakthrough pain. I use Exalgo as my ER and 8 mg dilaudid for breakthrough pain.
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