DON’T RUSH TO CRUSH THOSE PILLS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

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.

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