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Crushed Sinemet

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The nursing home is crushing meds given to my mother. Is there any difference in the effect of regular Sinemet(25/100) given whole vs. crushed? Thank you.

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Yes, the onset of action and length it will work will be different when you crush meds. A lot of times the dosing can be reworked so that crushing is possible.

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Dear Dr. with reference to the crushed Sinemet, my husband took his for 12 years by mouth and the last 5 years has had a feeding tube and have crushed it as he is unable to swallow now. I was always told that it worked faster getting to the stomach in the tube but can you tell me what other differences there are. Thank you.

 

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You are absolutely correct; faster action, may last a shorter time between doses.

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You are absolutely correct; faster action, may last a shorter time between doses.

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