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Currently in the hospital. Nurse wants me to swallow Tylenol pills but I am terrified is it normal to be given oral pills?

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Wait for your Doc.

We are not doctors, we don't know your health situation. We don't know diddly.

If you don't trust the medical professional [nurse] trying to give you Tylenol, then wait for your Doc.

Good luck,

Tek

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I’d also suggest waiting to talk to your doctor. But I will say, I am 6 days post op and the nurses also brought me Tylenol to take orally the day after surgery after IV pain med orders were discontinued by my doc. I didn’t take them because they were too difficult to swallow.

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7 minutes ago, samiaam25 said:

I’d also suggest waiting to talk to your doctor. But I will say, I am 6 days post op and the nurses also brought me Tylenol to take orally the day after surgery after IV pain med orders were discontinued by my doc. I didn’t take them because they were too difficult to swallow.

Same here. They said they wanted to be sure I could tolerate oral meds before I went home. The first time I tried, it didn't go well. The 2nd time, we crushed the pills and dissolved them in a little liquid and that was fine (although nasty, LOL).

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I had to grind up my pills (except capsules and chewables) for the first three months. I'm sure glad that's over!

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Update: doc said as long as I cut them in half they are fine. Gave me liquid Tylenol this time

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I was given liquid tylenol and used the liquid at home for the first couple of weeks.

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I had to take giant purple antibiotic pills in the hospital it went down fine. When I got home I tried breaking them in half and they got stuck in my throat and it wasn’t easy to gulp enough to get them down, after that I just took them whole and had no more problems.

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Dr had me taking oral meds in the hospital. He also had me start full size Vitamins on day 1 at home. I was freaked out by the thought, but it all worked well.

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On 10/31/2020 at 3:43 PM, EchoVa122 said:

Good information. I have a chronic health condition that requires 14 pills per day. I need to ask about this ahead of time.

Echo

Yeah I would, I also take a handful everyday and like I mentioned in a earlier post my Dr. was very admit that I crush my pills for the first three months. They even gave me two pill crushers. It was a total drag but I got through it. When I posted on here about it not many people said that was in their instructions. I don't know, I just followed their instructions.

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