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

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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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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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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Could chemo pills be crushed before swallowing?

Could chemo pills be crushed before swallowing?

CHECK FIRST: In general oral chemotherapy pills should not be crushed, chewed or opened. The best approach is to ask your oncologist regarding that specific pill, he/she will guide you the best. ...Read more

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My son can't swallow a Zoloft (sertraline) be crushed?

My son can't swallow a Zoloft (sertraline) be crushed?

Tablet yes cap no: There are two forms of Zoloft (sertraline). The capsule form cannot be crushed but the tablet form can. Your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid form for your son if the capsule is your only option. Be sure to follow the directions of his doctor for dosing adjustments and be sure to keep all appointments for follow up while he is being treated with this medication. ...Read more

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Is it ok for furosemide pills be crushed for use by someone that can't swallow pills?

Is it ok for furosemide pills be crushed for use by someone that can't swallow pills?

Yes: Furosemide, aka lasix, (furosemide) is a diuretic used for removing excess fluid in persons with heart, blood pressure and/or kidney problems. It is supplied in immediate release tablets so there is no problem with crushing or chewing it. Meds in "time release" or "extended release" form can't be crushed, and are usually labelled as such. When in doubt, ask a pharmacist. ...Read more

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