probably a very basic med question..... - page 3

I have patients who take gel capsules (both colace and b12) but because the patients can't swallow these, I'm asked to open them and squirt in with their crushed meds. (Why they don't get these in... Read More

  1. by   narsshine
    dissolve it in hot water using medicine cup.. but make sure add cold water before giving it to the patient.
  2. by   FloatRN19
    In school I was taught to use a needle to prick the package and the gel cap and extract it that way. I haven't ever done it that way after actually getting my liscense. We always have docs around at night so getting it changed isn't too big of an issue.
  3. by   Donnagg123
    see if you can change to a crushable form of something similar. My pharmacy usually recommends senna.
  4. by   annie.rn
    Quote from narsshine
    dissolve it in hot water using medicine cup.. but make sure add cold water before giving it to the patient.
    That's what I was thinking, too :-)
  5. by   thevez
    Colace has liquid for, B12 has sublingual form

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