DON’T RUSH TO CRUSH THOSE PILLS
Can’t swallow that tablet? Don’t crush it ( or even break it in half) before checking with your GP or pharmacist, the experts at NPS MedicineWise warn. Your pill could have a coating that protects the medicine from stomach acid, and crushing ruins this protection. Plus, crushing extended-release painkillers means you get the full dose quicker, which can cause serious side effects.