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Any advice on how to take your post op medications? I need to take pantropazole and ursodioland I have to crush them up. It tastes disgusting. I’m only a few days at op so I have to crush them... and recommendations on how to make it more bearable? What to take it with?

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45 minutes ago, Ilanarose said:

Any advice on how to take your post op medications? I need to take pantropazole and ursodioland I have to crush them up. It tastes disgusting. I’m only a few days at op so I have to crush them... and recommendations on how to make it more bearable? What to take it with?

Can you ask the your doc or pharmacist if they medication comes in other forms? (I took Omeprazole in sublingual tablet form for the first 3 months, then switched over to regular capsules afterwards).

Also, you can try mixing your crushed meds with a little bit of greek yogurt...

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I could and did swallow pills the day after surgery at my doctor's direction, with the sleeve.

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I also went the crushed meds route and never found a way to make them less disgusting. I tried them in Water and in yoghurt in other foods. I finally decided that just putting them in my mouth in powder form and then drinking water was easiest because it was over quickly. I was so happy when my surgeon gave me permission to start taking pills again!

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I was allowed to swallow pills right away as long as they were smaller than a pencil eraser. Some pantropazole tablets are really tiny - can your pharmacist get ahold of those? Ursodiol tabs are pretty big - I remember having to wait about three weeks before I could swallow those whole. How far out are you?

anyway, I never crushed pills. The only crushed pills I had were in the hospital.

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I take 7 tablets every day. Concerned about being able to swallow that many whole. Bought pill crusher but going to experiment before surgery on how to get all that powder down. Anyone try putting powder in bites of Jello or broth?

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