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

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Dr. Thomas Costello
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Costello
Dr. Thomas Costello
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