Know When to Give Patients a “Green Light” to Cut or Crush Meds
Patients will ask whether meds can be split or crushed...due to cost, difficulty swallowing, etc.
Consider the med...use a “stoplight approach” as a guide...and contact your pharmacist colleagues for specific advice if needed.
Green light. It’s okay to split or crush most single-ingredient tabs withOUT a coating or modified-release mechanism (CR, LA, SR, etc).