Originally Posted by Yugokid
really meds in general.
My mother noticed that my pills, Blue coat, there was some slight cracking in the coating and she kinda got paraniod, i told her not to worry, so i promised her id ask for sure, cracking in the coat should not pose problems in my heart meds should it?
Slight cracking in the coating would not be a problem as many pills can be divided in half for 1/2 dosage. However, there are a few pills that should be taken whole as splitting, crushing, or chewing destroys the long action and it may increase side effects.
A cracking of the coat wouldn't be a problem, but the cause of cracking maybe an issue, ie exposure to sunlight, age, etc. If the medication has not had proper care, it my lose some of the effectiveness.