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If I crush up azithromycin and put it in a smoothie will it

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If I crush up azithromycin and put it in a smoothie will it still take affect?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Susan RN replied 8 years ago.
is your pill in a tablet or capsule form?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
a tablet
Expert:  Susan RN replied 8 years ago.
Do you have trouble swallowing this size tablet?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  Susan RN replied 8 years ago.
If you have already paid for the tablets, you may want to try cutting the tablet in half and then half again and take with food or milk. There is an oral suspension or liquid form of this medicine as well. If all else fails, you could crush the tablet and mix with something to make a smoothie but make sure you drink ALL of it so you get all of the medicine.

When you see the doctor or nurse practitioner, go ahead and tell them you have trouble with pills and ask for a liquid version if available. It won't hurt anything. There are lots of people who have trouble swallowing pills.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Take care and I hope you get to feeling better very soon.