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Can I open a prolonged release capsule as I cannot swallow

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Can I open a prolonged release capsule as I cannot swallow pills, but I wasn’t prescribed liquid medication even when I asked
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: None. And not allergic to any I have ever taken before
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No . Thank you
Submitted: 4 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Zee J replied 4 days ago.

Hi there kindly answer following questions for further advice:

Age? Male or female?

Past medical history?

Any medicines using?

Smoking and alcohol?

Expert:  Zee J replied 4 days ago.

Hi there what is the name of the medications you want to open?

Expert:  Zee J replied 4 days ago.

You need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist either your capsules can be opened and dispersed in water, before taking them, as only certain tablets or capsules can be given this way. They might not be effective if you open them.

Expert:  Zee J replied 4 days ago.

You need to contact local pharmacist about the alternatives also especially liquids and also to discuss with your doctor to give alternative drug which is also available as liquid

Best of luck