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Can Crestor Be Crushed
Yes and no: Crestor’s maker suggests it should be taken whole and not be crushed, chewed, or broken. There is no reason that it cannot necessarily be crushed, aside from the coating possibly masking the drug’s medicinal taste, but do be aware upon crushing the tablet, some of the coating pieces could remain, kind of how like if you crushed M&M’s, you’d see the difference between chocolate and candy coating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended.: You should never chew or crush any pill unless it is specifically formulated to be chewed. You will get a larger release of the medicine in many cases than you desire all at once. Many of these pills are formulated to be released slowly into the body so don't chew or crush. ...Read more
It depends.: Seroquel immediate release tablets may be crushed, but Seroquel XR (extended-release) tablets should not be crushed. This is because extended-release medications are designed to release slowly, and by crushing the tablet, you may receive the total dosage all at once and/or not the way it was designed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can adipex be taken with Prozac (fluoxetine)? If taken together can it lead to death? Heart attack etc?
Use as directed: As pharmacist to help if your directions call for the 3mg dose. That's their responsibility. Your's is to follow directions, convince the Dr to lower the dose or find other professional to work with. ...Read more
Crushing likely ok: The nature of this medicine suggests that crushing or cutting the pill should be ok. I am not aware of any controlled study that shows this is true however. ...Read more
Macrobid: Macrobid is the drug Nitrofurantoin in a special matrix so that the active drug is released over an extended period. This allows twice a day dosing for a drug that is normally given 4 times a day. Opening the tablet will destroy the time-release system. This will cause an overdose of the drug to enter the circulation and then there will be a period when no drug is released.Don't open the tablet. ...Read more
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