What are the 4 categories of tablets that should never be crushed and explain why?
THERE ARE BASICALLY THREE GROUPS OF medications that should never be crushed, cut in half, or chewed: ENTERIC COATED-they are coated to disslove in the intestine, otherwise it can cause gastric irritation. TIME-RELEASE CAPSULES (also called spansules) -they are meant to be released over time, otherwise it can cause an overdose. SUSTAINED-RELEASE TABLETS- they are meant to be released over time, otherwise it can cause an overdose. Some common 2 letter abbreviations after the name of the medication to indicated time-relaease or sustained release::
LA (long acting); DR (delayed release); SA (slow acting); SR (sustained release); ER (extended release). Read labels CAREFULLY. <<<ADR>>>
As a general rule, any medication that is in an Extended Release form should not be crushed. These may be labeled as XR, ER, XL, TR, or using other acronyms. Enteric coated Aspirin, while not labeled as extended release, is coated to provide protection against ulcers. Crushing these tablets will stop this protection. You must consult with your doctor before crushing any tablets.
These medications should never, ever be crushed: Delayed Release Enteric-coated (EC) Extended release Effervescent tablet (EVT) Mucous Membrane irritant (MMI) Orally Disintegrating tablets (ODT) Slow-release (SR) Sublingual forms of drugs Sustained-release ANY oral medication that ends in the following letters CD CR ER LA SR XL XR XT Crushing these medications can produce a wide range of negative effects, including death.
How does the density of the metal in the crushed can compare with the metal's density before the can was crushed?
What is the name of the World War Film about the Russians the main thing i remember them talking about in this is The Mother land and The Father Land?
Had to place this in the answers, As they would not let me explain any further about it in the description lol :: a memorable scene in it is Dead Russian Corpse got crushed by a tank? pretty nasty, as you hear the bones getting crushed, Yeap i probably should not of been watching this when i was a kid hahaa
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If your crush cares a lot about his studies and he is not interested in relationships should you tell him what you feel?
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You are to fill a prescription for 800 mg of adrug per day in divided dosesif the drig is given qid how many 100-mg tablets should be given per dose?
Should ambiguous questions be put in a catch-all or should they be answered with the different interpretations?
Questions that do not contain enough information to answer (such as "When did he die?") should be placed into the "Not Enough Info" Catch-All. If a question's meaning is clear, please reword it to a suitable question. Please note that question's categories should not be used as an indicator as to the meaning of the question, as categories are often added using Suggested Categories.