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Old 07-20-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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question about splitting pills, carbamazepine xt

the new 400 mg carbamazepine xt 400 mg round brown t pill is just too big for my sister to take. She is blind and partially handicapped, i give them to her in the morning and one at night. Even though she hasnt had a seizure in over ten years the doc for some reason changed her prescription to this bigger pill that is time released or something. its twice as big and i almost had to call 911 this morning because she was choking. it eventually coughed out.

I won't go through this nervousness and thinking about whether or not she is gonna choke everyday.

It says do not crush or chew.

Can i split it down the middle, even with that the edges look awful and doesnt even look that much smaller after splitting for some reason.

My mom is at work when i give her the pills and she is like oh your over reacting and we don't get along, she is always right and im allways wrong.

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Old 07-20-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Re: question about splitting pills, carbamazepine xt

Ask the pharmacist if he/she can compound it in liquid form. Explain to the pharmacist what is happening to your sister.


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