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Hi all. I have to take omneprezole (sp?) 1 time a day. Actigall 2 x a day plus 3 other pills for skin allergy/rash. All need to be crushed as I am less than a week post. What is the best vessel for getting down all the nasty meds? Any suggestions? Also...how long until I don't have to crush them anymore. BTW., I have been using Jello mixed with a little cool whip per my NUT but it is still terrible!!!

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I bought a 4 dollar pill crusher at Walmart. It looked like it was might be junky, but it actually works great. I throw the crushed Vitamins in my shake. Taste is not a priority anymore for me. I just do what I need to to get healthy and stay healthy.

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I work in a forensic hospital and for the guys that cheek their meds we crush them and mix it with cinnamon apple sauce. You can try it. I never had to crush my meds after surgery, but if it is hard for you to get them down you can try it....won't hurt! Good luck!

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My dr said to go ahead and swallow any pill about the size of a tic tac when I left the hospital. The big ones I cut in 1/4ths. About 2 weeks out started swallowing everything.

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I am 4 days post op, I crush my pills b/c they are still a little big for me to swallow. Si mix them with a little Jello. I am on Clear Liquids for 2 weeks so jello is the easiest to mix my crush pills with.

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I was crushing mine and adding them to unsweetened applesauce. It worked fine.

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Ok here is my trick. Put a little applesauce on a spoon. Make a little well in the middle and pour the crushed pill in the well. Cover with a layer of applesauce and swallow all at once. Works like a charm and you won't taste a thing. For the bigger pills, I have to do more than one spoons worth and split it up.

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Thanks for the applesauce ideas. Going down much easier!

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