Will The Medicinal Properties Be Different If The Medicine Is Crushed?
Good evening, I want to ask if the sebivo / hepatitis b drug can be destroyed when taken, because I cannot swallow the medicine because of its large size, whether the efficacy will be different if the drug is crushed (in the crush is not too destroyed). Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Basically, the best way to take medicine is to maintain its initial form. Whether it's in the form of pills, tablets or capsules. Because the dosage forms of these drugs function more than just fixing the dosage, but rather determining when the drug will be released in the body.
For example, there are drugs that are designed to be released in the intestine in order to get optimal performance. Means that before reaching the intestine, this drug will remain in its original form and will only be destroyed after reaching the intestine. If crushed or crushed, the drug will already be destroyed from the start, and there may be left in the oral cavity, in the esophagus, and along the other digestive tract until when it reaches the intestine, the rest is low and the effect is not maximal.
So regarding your question, obviously the properties will be different because the shape is already different. Therefore the advice is to try to outsmart, for example by wrapping it in rice or bananas. If you still can't, then it's okay to crush it, because the reduced effect is better than not taking the medicine at all. But keep in mind that the most important thing is to try to take the drug in its original form, and control your doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.