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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can i crush pills and add water for my son to take them?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Check With Expert: Always consult your physician or your pharmacist before smashing, cutting, crushing, or dissolving medication in any thing such as water, juice, soda, apple sauce or pudding. The delivery method of each medication is designed for specific reasons. Some meds can be crushed but many are designed with safety features and special delivery techniques. Some are rendered ineffective when dissolved.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
It depends : On what medication. In general, time release medication should not be crushed. What is he taking?

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Last updated May 7, 2016

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