Having trouble swallowing my meds I know some I can crush and put them in applesauce
Can you crush furosemide to take?
Question posted by guru med on 25 Oct 2018
Last updated on 25 October 2018
I’m an ICU nurse, and we crush meds and administer in applesauce quite frequently for our patients. One word of caution: never crush a medication that is extend release.
Always remember, you can call any Pharmacist, and they will be happy to help you. Your medication bottles will usually have a little sticker on them stating... Do Not Crush.
I hope this helps.
I can't think of any good reason why not. Furosemide, is not coated, is not embedded in some polymer matrix (inert fillers are mostly starch and talc) and can be taken without regard to food. Apple sauce is way less acidic than your stomach making it extremely unlikely that anything will happen to it when crushed and mixed.
- Furosemide uses and safety info
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