Follow these guidelines when altering the dosage
form of medication
1. If in doubt whether a particular medication can be altered, consult the pharmacist or
2. If the medication is coated, determine the reasons for the coating before crushing.
3. Make sure the medication is not a sustained-release dosage before altering.
4. If the medication is in a sublingual or buccal form, do not crush.
5. Before mixing the medication with food or liquid,
make sure the two are compatible.