Quote from afteralltheseyears
Thanks. Inmates are complaining about nortriptyline burning their throat and making their mouth sore. I'm thinking nearly any crushed med will do that if you just take the powder into the mouth and then wash it down with water so I've been telling them to dump the water in powder and then drink the water. Anyone have experience with this?
That works, but there is sometimes powder residue, left in the cup, (if you put the powdered med in a cup of water). In that case they have to add more water to the cup, to get all of the med..It depends on how much time they have , to take the med.LOL I have approximately 110 inmates in my night medline, the officers, who do the mouth checks, usually want them to do the swallow,they look, & hit the road, routine.:chuckle
We use a pill crushing system, where the pill is placed in a plastic pouch,crushed via the crusher, then put in a souffle cup..There is minimal dust, but yes there is a concern,about breathing the dust....It's too bad any of then, have to be crushed