My husband has feeding and I have ran out of his pain medication and I wanted to know it is ok to crush tylenol extra strength caplets 500 mg. and how many can I give him in a 24 hour period.
Can you crush tylenol extra strength and put thru a feeding tube?
- 3 Mar 2012 by jlwwills
- 25 September 2019
- tylenol extra strength
Yes, you can crush Tylenol ES and mix with water and give via a feeding tube. You can give no more than 1000mg per dose and no more than 4000mg in a 24 hour period so you can give 2 tabs, 4 times a day 6 hours apart. Be sure that you crush them fine and mix with water then flush the tube well with water after the medicine is given.
My husband is bedridden on hospice. Has a g tube. I think you can get these in suppository form. Please check. I had wanted to know the same thing. The caplets are rapid release. I don't believe you should crush these.
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