Does anyone else have the problem of the tablets crumbling when they release them from the strip? For every one tablet I have, another one is wasted!
Pierce the edge of the foil with your fingernail, they pop out easily then.
Yes...they need to be released very carefully. I find the 1mg..brown...are the worst
Usually happens to tablets that have been subject to damp, i.e. poor pharmacy storage or if out of date. I was on Warfarin almost 20 years and not once experienced this problem so please check your dates and check with pharmacist.
Can't say this has ever happened. Very occasionally 2 pieces. On apixaban now.
Hi I get exatly the same with 1mg and 3mg but never the 5mg
I have never had this. I would speak to your pharmacist who can order from another supplier. There are several different ones
Never had this problem in fifteen years and I often crack pills in half along the scribe line eg 4.5 = one 3mg and half 3mg. Leave them out of the packet for long and they absorb water and crumble for sure. I agree with others the pills may be poorly stored. Complain to your pharmacist.
I just have this problem occasionally when I press the tablet out from the middle rather than the edge. I just shake the bits out into my hand and lick them up.
My Zemtard capsules crush if you don't break the foil first.
I've been taking Warfarin for years and have never had this problem at all. I always ask for the same brand, Actavis, as some fillers affect me and I make sure I never have the horrible brown 1mg pill as my body hates E123 .
Maybe I'm too heavy handed! I must admit with arthritic hands it's difficult to control the pressure. I'm OK if they break just into halves but I can't swallow lots of small pieces. I only have the 1mg and the3 - not had to have larger ones. I will talk to the pharmacist as suggested and she might be able to get a different make. Thank you for your replies and suggestions.
Check with pharmacist some pills not meant to be broken. Yours doing it doesn't seem right
There was a time when the chemist put pills in little bottles. I prefer that method. In other countries such as Spain, apparently, the patient has a right to ask the chemist to take them out and put them in bottles, and they even have a machine in the shop for it. Google them!
Warfarin tablets are still sold in tubs of 500. I get a private prescription and I know a chemist who will shop around until he finds them. Not expensive. Last time it was around 10 pounds per tub.
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