Pill crusher

jackflash22
jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member

I'm starting a new topic just short and sweet. Get a pill crusher and a pot of jelly. Twist the crusher tightly put the powder in a little jelly on a spoon ( jam in uk) and place it on your tongue then have a sip  of drink through a straw to wash it back, no more gagging on pills. 

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  • Barbaraek
    Barbaraek Member Posts: 626
    Best $5 I spent at Rite Aid

    although we had to do them with water in the PEG tube. The antibiotics were much less expensive in pill form vs liquid when we needed them.

    Barb

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    Used the jelly trick

    To mask the very bitter theophylline pills my children took in powder form for their asthma when they were small.

    Worked like a charm!

    Guess a spoon full of sugar really can help as long as it is in jelly form!

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Applesauce

    Diabetics might want to try unsweetened applesauce. I put my gigantic potassium pill in a medicine cup with a little water and stir in the applesauce. It works with other pills too, but check with the pharmacist to be sure it's okay to dissolve. Capsules are often time-release and should not be dissolved.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    i will have to try that.  i

    i will have to try that.  i tried putting them in coffee the other day and just about threw them back up.  actually, i dumped the coffee out, it just tasted too bitter and i could not drink any more so i know i didn't even get 1/3 of the meds.  i always have jelly so jelly it is!!

    dj

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    be careful

    This is a fine idea as long as the medication is not time release. Whether a pill or capsule, make sure it is not time release if you are crushing.

  • mokus
    mokus Member Posts: 63 Member
    ding ding ding

    winner winner chicken dinner

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    donfoo said:

    be careful

    This is a fine idea as long as the medication is not time release. Whether a pill or capsule, make sure it is not time release if you are crushing.

    very good point as usual

    very good point as usual Don.

    thanks,

    dj

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    Hi Jackie

     

    That is what I do too but I make it go down the lady PEG tube. You need to be careful with doing this as some medicine will tell you not to crush them or break them in half because they are time release.

    Thanks

    Tim

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    Hondo said:

    Hi Jackie

     

    That is what I do too but I make it go down the lady PEG tube. You need to be careful with doing this as some medicine will tell you not to crush them or break them in half because they are time release.

    Thanks

    Tim

    Time release.

    The time release are usually capsules full of little round balls. I open these put in the jam and swallow. The little balls are...I believe...the time release. The balls dissolve at different rates. The capsule shell desolves releasing all the little balls same way as your doing by taking off the outside shelL, and swallowing in jam. I don't crush the little balls they are small enough to swallow, or go down the tube. I may be wrong so don't take my word

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804

    Time release.

    The time release are usually capsules full of little round balls. I open these put in the jam and swallow. The little balls are...I believe...the time release. The balls dissolve at different rates. The capsule shell desolves releasing all the little balls same way as your doing by taking off the outside shelL, and swallowing in jam. I don't crush the little balls they are small enough to swallow, or go down the tube. I may be wrong so don't take my word

    Not all are capsuls...........

    Protonix tablets can be taken with or without food. Protonix oral granules should be taken 30 minutes before a meal.

    Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole. It is like a time release. It does tell you to crush it for a GI tube.

    To give Protonix granules through a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube:

    • Attach a 60-milliliter syringe to the NG tube and remove the plunger. Hold the syringe high enough to prevent any bends in the tube.

    • Empty the Protonix granules into the syringe barrel and mix in 2 teaspoons of apple juice.

    • Add 2 more teaspoons of apple juice to the syringe to rinse the granules through. Tap or shake the syringe as the juice empties into the tube.

    • Rinse with 2 teaspoons of apple juice at least twice more to make sure there are no granules remaining in the syringe or NG tube. They say to only use apple juice.

    • Bill
  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    wmc said:

    Not all are capsuls...........

    Protonix tablets can be taken with or without food. Protonix oral granules should be taken 30 minutes before a meal.

    Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole. It is like a time release. It does tell you to crush it for a GI tube.

    To give Protonix granules through a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube:

    • Attach a 60-milliliter syringe to the NG tube and remove the plunger. Hold the syringe high enough to prevent any bends in the tube.

    • Empty the Protonix granules into the syringe barrel and mix in 2 teaspoons of apple juice.

    • Add 2 more teaspoons of apple juice to the syringe to rinse the granules through. Tap or shake the syringe as the juice empties into the tube.

    • Rinse with 2 teaspoons of apple juice at least twice more to make sure there are no granules remaining in the syringe or NG tube. They say to only use apple juice.

    • Bill
    I wonder what it is with

    I wonder what it is with apple juice, my son had kidney stones and went to an alternative doctor. He was told to drink as much apple juice as he could every day and eventually the stones dissolved and passed through