I have never been able to swallow pills so to take medicine I open capsules and smash pills. Can you do that and still get results.
Can you dissolve a capsule if you can't swallow a pill?
- 24 Sep 2013 by shudabear
- 14 February 2018
You can as long as it is not a time release pill or capsule. If the pill says LA, ER, XL, CR, SR, etc. then it is time release and not crushable or shouldnt be opened. If you are unsure, you should always ask your pharmacist if it is ok to crush or open the capsule. By the life of me, I could never understand why people have trouble swallowing pills when they can swallow a mouthful of food but I know there are people who do. It is a mind over matter thing. If your drugs are long acting and you cant swallow them, you will have to get your Dr to change you to the regular release and take it more often or some drugs come in liquids.
I know this is an old post but I hope you made out ok? Did anything ever happen?
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