My wife has Alzheimers and refuses to take pills and pulls off patch medications.
Is there a liquid form of blood pressure medication?
Question posted by jolostevens on 3 June 2013
Last updated on 11 February 2020 by stevestress
Find out if they can be crushed and either put in a drink or with food
Many medications can be crushed and put in applesauce or pudding etc. As long as the drug isnt an extended release (these will usually have the letters XL, ER, CR, LA after them) you can crush them and put them in something to be swallowed. The best thing would be to ask your pharmacist. There may be a possibility that some may be found in liquid form depending on the medication, if not, the pharmacist can reassure you which meds can be crushed. If she is on the long acting forms, you may want to talk to the Dr about giving them more often in their short acting forms so they can be crushed. When you use patches are you putting them on her back, out of reach? I find with people who tend to peel off patches, if you put them on their backs, they cant reach them and will leave them alone.
I can't think of one, but there are many that could be crushed and put in food or liquid.
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