Well I’ve been at it a while but can’t really say that if I haven’t seen it it hasn’t happened.
Anyway I can no longer get my wife to swallow tablets or even drink to wash em down upon request. That’s a real stress riser for sure. She can swallow and drink but not on demand. Well the med here is Donepezil. 10mg. I asked a (one) pharmacist if I could crush it and was told, “Yes.” But I can find no corroborating sentiment on line or in the poop sheet that comes with the med. All sources say with vigor this tab should not be crushed, cut or chewed. What’s left?
It does say it can be dissolved on the tongue - hah! fat chance of that! If I took the ball and ran with it I’d say dissolving it in water would be a first approximation to the tongue method and right or wrong better than nothing. Ah so, but that brings us back to drinking on demand. Stress! Not so fine. I currently crush it into a tiny bowl of jam. Have tried the intact tab in a spoonful of jam - it gets chewed or ejected. Mostly ejected.
Alternative methods: Any ideas? Suggestions? Even if they are wrong? Wild A** Guesses?
I can’t help being disgusted that this med is developed in this form for people that are screwed up but whom are expected to ingest it like they were normal. $’s talking presumably.