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Anyone know if it's safe to simply replace the capsule on medications (including prescriptions) with these or if doing so might affect the release/absorption rate of the medications?
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Anyone know if it's safe to simply replace the capsule on medications (including prescriptions) with these or if doing so might affect the release/absorption rate of the medications?
I have used these products when I have cut adult dosage over-the-counter medications for my children. They are always ones their Pediatrician has OK'd first, and I use an electronic scale and proper pediatric charts to determine the dosage by weight. I also make sure the pill has no time release mechanism. You technically don't need to even use a capsule, but every pill I have ever cut has a really nasty taste once you cut through the outer coating.

While there is probably some uber-tech capsules, in the vast majority of cases the timed release is in a pill coating, or in the little granules inside the tablet. But....I would NOT repackage anything with a prescription unless I was going to immediately take it. If you are stopped and it is a controlled substance - and there are a lot of Class 4 controlled substances as medications that people are oblivious to - if you are stopped and found with it you can be charged even for repackaging a regular prescription, let alone a controlled substance.

If you ever take your prescription out of the house, and forget to take the "regular" tablets, and have a traffic stop that goes sideways or worse yet an accident with severe injury or fatalities, you could throw all kinds of bad attention on yourself (a pharmacist could clarify the exact laws - I know it will be illegal for controlled substances). Plus, an aggressive prosecuting attorney could use that like a "resisting arrest" charge is so often used as arm twisting to get you to plead down to something, or to drop a lawsuit over an excessive force situation. I am very careful when a minor family member travels to visit grandparents that her controlled substance prescription is always in the most recent bottle, and the rest are at home in the next most recent bottle.

I've had a pharmacist threaten to report me for fraud for explaining I didn't need to fill a prescription as I cut prescription (non-controlled) pills, even though the 20 mg dose was too low and the 40 mg dose caused my liver enzymes to start showing problems. I cut them to 30 mg (I used to use a reloading scale, now I use the little electronic ones) and did very well on that dose for nearly a decade. Nobody locally with a healthcare degree took my observations seriously, so I just canceled my auto-renew when another pharmacist was in and never mentioned it.
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I have used these products when I have cut adult dosage over-the-counter medications for my children. They are always ones their Pediatrician has OK'd first, and I use an electronic scale and proper pediatric charts to determine the dosage by weight. I also make sure the pill has no time release mechanism. You technically don't need to even use a capsule, but every pill I have ever cut has a really nasty taste once you cut through the outer coating.

While there is probably some uber-tech capsules, in the vast majority of cases the timed release is in a pill coating, or in the little granules inside the tablet. But....I would NOT repackage anything with a prescription unless I was going to immediately take it. If you are stopped and it is a controlled substance - and there are a lot of Class 4 controlled substances as medications that people are oblivious to - if you are stopped and found with it you can be charged even for repackaging a regular prescription, let alone a controlled substance.

If you ever take your prescription out of the house, and forget to take the "regular" tablets, and have a traffic stop that goes sideways or worse yet an accident with severe injury or fatalities, you could throw all kinds of bad attention on yourself (a pharmacist could clarify the exact laws - I know it will be illegal for controlled substances). Plus, an aggressive prosecuting attorney could use that like a "resisting arrest" charge is so often used as arm twisting to get you to plead down to something, or to drop a lawsuit over an excessive force situation. I am very careful when a minor family member travels to visit grandparents that her controlled substance prescription is always in the most recent bottle, and the rest are at home in the next most recent bottle.

I've had a pharmacist threaten to report me for fraud for explaining I didn't need to fill a prescription as I cut prescription (non-controlled) pills, even though the 20 mg dose was too low and the 40 mg dose caused my liver enzymes to start showing problems. I cut them to 30 mg (I used to use a reloading scale, now I use the little electronic ones) and did very well on that dose for nearly a decade. Nobody locally with a healthcare degree took my observations seriously, so I just canceled my auto-renew when another pharmacist was in and never mentioned it.
I definitely wouldn't repackage controlled substances (for the reasons you mentioned above). I'm just interested in replacing gelatin capsules with non-gelatin capsules, if I can safely do so. I'm a strict vegetarian and, while I've eliminated gelatin from my diet, it's been impossible to completely eliminate gelatin from my medications due to a few meds which come in gelatin capsules, including Nexium. I've asked a pharmacist if replacing the capsules would be safe and they were unsure.

That sucks that one of your pharmacists was overzealous and threatened to report you over doing what you had to do to get the safe, effective dosage you needed. The pharmaceutical industry isn't one size fits all and you shouldn't have to choose between a negative side effect or an ineffective dosage when a solution exists without being threatened. Some stores are way to eager to fill your scripts, sometimes even filling non-autofill scripts that weren't requested.
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I definitely wouldn't repackage controlled substances (for the reasons you mentioned above). I'm just interested in replacing gelatin capsules with non-gelatin capsules, if I can safely do so. I'm a strict vegetarian and, while I've eliminated gelatin from my diet, it's been impossible to completely eliminate gelatin from my medications due to a few meds which come in gelatin capsules, including Nexium. I've asked a pharmacist if replacing the capsules would be safe and they were unsure.

That sucks that one of your pharmacists was overzealous and threatened to report you over doing what you had to do to get the safe, effective dosage you needed. The pharmaceutical industry isn't one size fits all and you shouldn't have to choose between a negative side effect or an ineffective dosage when a solution exists without being threatened. Some stores are way to eager to fill your scripts, sometimes even filling non-autofill scripts that weren't requested.
I had a suspicion you might be vegetarian, I've had some friends who were. I couldn't imagine anyone else being willing to refill capsules - I just finished cutting a 66mg pill into 6 x 11-12mg portions (scale rounding errors) into portions for my son (for a cost reduction of over 80%). You either have to be saving a fair bit money for that hassle, or be very dedicated about it. hug
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