Information For Patients Who Can’t Swallow Pills
Patients With Swallowing Difficulties
If you or someone close to you can’t swallow tablets, you’re in good company, as many people – both young and old – find tablets hard to swallow.
It’s not uncommon to think that crushing tablets or opening capsules is the answer, but unless the patient information leaflet which comes with your medicine says it’s safe to do this, it probably isn’t.
But you’re in the right place to find out lots more about swallowing difficulties, tablet crushing, medicine management and how best to safely take your medication. Just remember there’s no need for swallowing problems to get in the way of taking your medicines safely.
Further Information on Dysphagia & Swallowing Problems
If you have any concerns about swallowing difficulties and medicines you should always talk to a healthcare professional as the information on this site is not intended to replace that given by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
If you have any questions, or would like to know where to find more information – please feel free to contact us.