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Question: Is it okay to crush a tablet and consume the powder or add the powder to food, rather than swallowing the tablet whole?
Answer: In general, crushing a tablet into powder and mixing it with foods or beverages is fine, unless directions specifically say not to or it is an extended-release, timed-release, or enteric coated pill. Of course, if directions say to take the tablet on an empty stomach, don't mix the crushed tablet with anything other than water.