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Crush a pill?
Hello,
I have trouble swallowing pills. Can I pound my two azithromycin pills up and put the bits in a juice to take them? Will pounding them up reduce their effectiveness? Thanks.
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Azithromycin tablets may be crushed.  Just be sure to drink all of the juice in order to take the full dose of medication.  
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I don't know about this particular medicine, but if you have trouble swallowing pills I have a suggestion  (I share your problem.) Whenever possible get a capsule form. Then you can just open the capsule and dump the contents in your mouth. If there is no capsule form, get a liquid, if one is available (Benadryl, for instance).
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Great, thanks. Apparently, what I'm taking doesn't come in capsule form, but it sounds like if I can open a capsule and dump it in my mouth, there isn't a difference with crushing a pill...
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