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Can you crush azithromycin

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes you can crush Azithromycin in water.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Should be OK: If you have trouble taking pills, it's OK to crush azithromycin into any kind of food. Or if the powder sachet indeed isn't available, I'll bet the pe... Read More
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: According to the Institution for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP.org) azithromycin can be crushed and swallowed if you are unable to swallow it whole.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably OK but...: ...maybe not necessary. The pills are not timed-release, so crushing won't affect absorption or effectiveness against infection. But if you're one of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Azithromycin can be crushed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it is ok to crush azithromycin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 45 years experience
Azithromycin: I would not recommend crushing asithromycin tablets in that it could have an effect of how the drug is absorbed from your GI tract into your bloodstre... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Azithromycin can be crushed. There is a powdered form that can be mixed with water.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Sure, no problem: If you can't take the pills, it's OK to crush and mix them with these or any other food.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Medication: Per Drugs.Com "ou could halve the pill if you needed to. It doesn't have any extended release coating." Normally pills that can be cut can also be cru... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
YES.: YES; however, I suggest avoiding citrus fruits