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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules

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Children

Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules - What is it for

Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules - Dosage and How to Use

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules - Handling

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules - Storage

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Administration Leaflet: Dissolving Tablets or Capsules - Additional Information

  1. Prepare a small plastic cup, a syringe, a small spoon and the tablet(s)/capsule(s).

  2. Use the syringe to measure the amount of water needed, as instructed by your healthcare professional, and put this amount into the cup.    
    Use water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature. Do NOT use hot water.
  3. Follow the steps below depending on whether you are taking a tablet or capsule.
    The number of tablets or capsules may change according to your dose. Please check with your healthcare professional if you are not sure.
    • Tablet
      Put the tablet(s) into the cup. You may put the tablet(s) in water for a few minutes to soften the tablet. If the tablet does not dissolve fully after a few minutes, use the spoon to crush the tablet and stir the mixture, so as to make sure that it is fully dissolved or uniformly mixed.
    • Capsule
      Empty the content of the capsule(s) into the cup. Next, use the spoon to stir the mixture and make sure that it is evenly mixed.
  4. Use the syringe to measure the required amount of the mixture above as indicated on the medication label, and take this amount.
  5. Throw away the remaining mixture in the cup.
  6. The syringe, spoon and plastic cup can be washed and reused for the next dose.
  • Updated on Sunday, January 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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