Can guanfacine be crushed? My son has only taken liquid medicine?
Question posted by mlrcheesecake on 11 Jan 2015
Last updated on 11 October 2019 by Abbyrad04
This medicine does in fact come in a liquid form. My son has the same issue so I specifically asked for a liquid compound and they gave it to me.
The instant release pills can be crushed but the extended release version is coated and should not be crushed (they are not interchangeable, mg for mg): https://www.drugs.com/dosage/guanfacine.html
It says do not crush, cut or chew. You would think they would come up with something easier then the pills since its the kids that are treated. Can you give it to him a spoonful of applesauce or something. Lord I just had a Mary Poppins moment. lolol.
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