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I never crushed mine. I was given pills for pain and PPI meds in pill form, and told I could take them with Water starting the day of my release from the hospital.

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I never did crush my pills.

BTW, check with your physician, some meds may not be effective after the surgery, especially extended release meds. Ambien no longer works for me for example. This can be especially problematic for those taking meds for depression and ADD.

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I never crushed, though I know of others who have and then mixed the bits into sugar-free applesauce, Greek yogurt, or mashed potatoes. I cut my larger Vitamins (multi, calcium). Post-op meds were liquid (Vicodin) and very small tablets (Pepcid).

For what it's worth, a too-large pill that gets "stuck" is uncomfortable, but with time and drinking fluids it WILL go down.

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I had the lap band surgery and was told i would always have to crush pills that were bigger than a benadryl.

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I stopped after I went on soft food. Now today I always break them in 4 pieces, I have to take them slowly, make a few minutes between or else I get sick

But for pain killers, I took them in liquid form.

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I was told I could not swallow anything larger than a plain M&M (chocolate, great example, that melts in your mouth - not in your hands!). I break my BP & Citracal petites in half. the rest are smaller or chewable. No gummies.< /span>

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