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I'm on several meds now that I got home yesterday, including some for helicobacter pylori, and I cannot find a way that doesn't leave a completely disgusting taste in my mouth trying to dissolve the meds in Water or Protein Shakes.< /p>

I'd love to hear any ideas you folks have.

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Nursing Tip of the Day: crushed meds go down better in a spoonful of applesauce or pudding.

They will never taste GREAT, but the substance of the applesauce or pudding (pudding much better IMO) helps them go down faster with less residual taste in your mouth.

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2 minutes ago, S@ssen@ch said:

spoonful of applesauce or pudding.

I just had surgery a few days ago, so I'm a ways off from pureed food yet.

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@ColoradoCanuckPudding is considered a "full liquid". Applesauce, yes. That's considered puree. I'd try the pudding, seriously.

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Okay, I'll give that a shot later today. Thank you!!

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did your surgeon say to crush everything? Mine were crushed when I was in the hospital, but they said once I got home, I could take things whole that were the size of a pencil eraser or smaller. So the only two tablets/capsules I couldn't swallow whole for the first two or three weeks were Ursodiol and those big Calcium tablets (but I got some chewable calcium, so I was good with that). So it was really just the Ursodiol for me...

edited to add that I might have cut some meds in half with a pill splitter to get them to pencil eraser (or smaller) size - but I don't remember. It's been a few years! I know you can't split all meds, though - some have to be taken whole.

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Day 2 in the hospital I was taking pain medicine in a tablet form. I never had too much issue with my meds once I got home.

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I also put it at the back of my mouth so it hit less taste buds and chased it with a swig of Water then brushed my teeth.

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did your surgeon say to crush everything? Mine were crushed when I was in the hospital, but they said once I got home, I could take things whole that were the size of a pencil eraser or smaller. So the only two tablets/capsules I couldn't swallow whole for the first two or three weeks were Ursodiol and those big Calcium tablets (but I got some chewable calcium, so I was good with that). So it was really just the Ursodiol for me...
edited to add that I might have cut some meds in half with a pill splitter to get them to pencil eraser (or smaller) size - but I don't remember. It's been a few years! I know you can't split all meds, though - some have to be taken whole.
Yeah they said to crush everything for the first 2 weeks. Cannot. Stand. The. Taste.

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Push push push for doctors to find a liquid alternative to meds. I couldn’t tolerate crushing them. I was told months before pills and small ones at that. Still can’t do any but small and take Vitamins in liquid or gummies.

when I had to I crushed and dissolved in hot Water and just put up with the taste ...

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Doc said I can use a pill cutter, yay!!

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