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Can I Crush Pills And Add Water For My Son To Take Them
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do L-lysine tablets work for fever blisters. I have used them and they worked for me and a few of my friends. You need to take up to 12 in a day but?
Not herpes: In your message after my rearlier eply, you said your fever blister clears within a day of taking lysine. That proves it wasn't a fever blister (oral herpes). Once a vesicle (blister) appears, no HSV outbreak can heal so fast. Effective treatment (e.g. valacyclovir) shortens average duration from 10 days to 7. Search online for photos of typical oral herpes. Lysine doesn't work for true herpes. ...Read more
If I crush my azithromycin tablets and put them in got tea or coffee will they still work and cure chlamydia?
Yes: it can! Be cautious though, to make sure you actually take ALL of the pieces. ...Read more
I have trouble taking pills. Will my antibiotics still work if i crush them and put them in my water, and then drink that?
YES: Just be sure to get the entire amount down. But maybe if you try with jelly beans or something similar long enough you'll train yourself to swallow pills... ...Read more
Can i take junior motrin with doxycycline? I am 112lbs and the box says take 3 for up to 95lbs. How many and are they okay to take together?
Yes...: You can take with food in stomach... ...Read more
How can I best take tablet without crushing them if I have anxiety about taking tablets? These tablets need to be whole when consumed.
Ask pharmacist: Suggest you first ask your pharmacist if there are any restrictions on taking the medication with food or milk. If not, you might try putting the tablet in applesauce or ice cream and then enjoy your treat. ...Read more
I have to take Amoxicillin and I cannot swallow pills at all. I've tried anyway possible can I just break open the capsules?
You can break the: capsules and drink the powder with some water or mild juice, but it is better taken whole as capsules are designed to be digested slowly and the medicine absorbed with time. But if you must then you must. I would think of perhaps asking the doctor for the liquid formulation instead. ...Read more
I feel like I'm getting a cold. Will the zinc tablets that contain 50 mg each good to take and try to fight it. If so how many should I take?
Yes: As long as you get all the medication this should work. Some people take with applesauce. That can help you swallow. ...Read more
I'm having sides affect of the birth control shot so they told me to take estroven to help it can I still take my one a day vitamin too with it?
Can you give singulair (montelukast) via gtube? My son vomits the chewable tablet every day. Do I have to get granules or can I crush tablets?
In what fluids will azithromycin tablets disolve in? I don't want to be able to taste it. Can I crush them and put them in tea?
Swallow them whole: The tablets won't taste bad if you just swallow them whole -- or maybe very brief bitterness. If you crush or try to dissove them in tea or anything else, it will be extremely bitter and difficult to swallow. If you can't handle the large pills, ask the pharmacy to replace them with the powder form of azithromycin, which is designed to be disooved in water or juice. ...Read more
Variable: As this very much depends on which medications you are referring to .. be aware most "long acting", "extended release" and "sustained release" medications cannot be crushed otherwise you will "negate" the slow controlled release. ...Read more
My one year old daughter won't take her Claritin (loratadine) that was prescribed by get doctor..How can I get get to take it....Maybe mix it with some juice?
Mix it: You can try mixing the medication with juice, but aim for a quantity of juice you know she can drink easily. Alternately, you can look into the rapidly dissolving version of this medication. Ask your doctor if the dose of the rapidly dissolving Claritin (loratadine) is appropriate for your daughter. ...Read more
My sister's got threadworm and we all have to take tablets to treat it. However I cannot physically take tablets. What can I do?
Chewables/liquids: There are liquid over the counter preparations for this problem under several names. Some of the prescription meds also come in chewables, since most affected patients are kids. ...Read more
How to choose right probiotic to take? Recently took alot of antibiotics and was told i should take them
No single best: This is like asking what is the best drug for hypertension or the best wine. There is no single best brand and different brands work best for given individuals and conditions. Here are independent ratings of many brands- all rated A or A- are excellent: https://labdoor.com/rankings/probiotics A different ranking: http://tinyurl.com/zxlsalj I also like OrthoBiotic from Orthomolecular Products. ...Read more
How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.
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