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Can I open zapain 30/500 capsule?

mick50008
mick50008
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I suffer with an esophygeal Web which makes swallowing tablets and capsules impossible. Just wondering if it was OK to open the zapain capsules and empty them onto a spoon to swallow with water? I normally just crush the tablet form, but not sure about the capsules.

Thanks.

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Bananas5

Zapain is a brand name for Co-codamol.

I see no reason why it can't be crushed on a spoon and taken with water.

Probably taste disgusting though!!

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mick50008
mick50008
in reply to Bananas5

Thanks. I know it tastes disgusting lol, I do it with the tablets, but this time it's capsules, I don't see why I shouldn't be able to do the same thing and just empty it on to the spoon as it's the same as the tablet I assume, just pre crushed as it's in capsule form, but just wanted to be safe.

Thanks.

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Bananas5
Bananas5
in reply to mick50008

It isn't slow release which must never be opened or crushed.

Presumably in capsule so dissolves quicker. More effective.

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mick50008
mick50008
in reply to Bananas5

So should be fine, yeah? I have never seen Co codamol or nurofen plus be slow release, and I see no mention of slow release on these zapain capsules so I assume it is fine?

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hypercat54

Hi if you are in the UK why not ask your pharmacist? x

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mick50008

I called a couple of pharmacists and they weren't overly convincing just saying "It should be fine, but I can't give you a definitive answer, ask the doctor". So I did and he said pretty much the same thing except "ask the pharmacist". Just want to be sure and safe. Thanks.

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MrsM7

Whilst the answer this time is yes. The best person to ask is your pharmacist they have a massive amount of knowledge that is rarely utilised.

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mick50008
mick50008
in reply to MrsM7

I actually went to 2 different pharmacists today and got different answers from each if them. 1 said no problem, the other said no you can't do it. Really frustrating. Thanks.

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