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Can I crush multivitamin tablet eg centrum as I can't swallow it due to it's large size?

Can I crush multivitamin tablet eg centrum as I can't swallow it due to it's large size?

Yes: A easy way to swallow big pills is to coat them with oil eg like olive oil or butter it slides easier. ...Read more

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If i dissolve a multivitamin pill in water and then drink it, will it absorb better than just swallowing the pill?

If i dissolve a multivitamin pill in water and then drink it, will it absorb better than just swallowing the pill?

No. : Just take it. If you have a hard time swallowing it, get chewable. There are other forms, powders, but the bio-availability is the same. ...Read more

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Anyone have any advice for a multivitamin for someone who has problems swallowing horse pills?

Liquid multivitamins: Try using liquid multivitamins or powdered mixes that you can drink. Chewable vitamins are also an option. ...Read more

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Can you half a multi vitamin such as centrum for women if it's too big to swallow at once? Thank you Dr.

Can you half a multi vitamin such as centrum for women if it's too big to swallow at once? Thank you Dr.

Yes: you could use a pill cutter to cut it in half. Luckily it is not a medicine that is dangerous to split. Some versions are even scored. Either way, no problem. Finally remember to drink plenty of water and eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables which contain all sorts of vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of crushing a pill instead of swallowing as a whole?

Depends on the drug: Not all medications can be crushed - in some cases it can be dangerous. Check with the pharmacist first. If it is safe to crush then the only difference is your preference in swallowing a pill vs a crushed medication. ...Read more

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Does crushing a pill have the same effect as if one were to swallow it whole?

Does crushing a pill have the same effect as if one were to swallow it whole?

Not always: Some pill formulations have time release mechanisms built in that could be negated by crushing, causing too much drug to be absorbed at once. Best to follow directions and take pills whole. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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