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Suffering with Crohn's, have difficulty in taking big blue pills. Any smaller capsules available?

My son has Crohn s and he can t take the big blue pills. We were told we could open them up and put them in applesauce, pudding, etc. Unfortunately, he can t stomach the sight of any of those carriers any more. He s using ice cream, now. He is not taking his full dosage or his dosage at all. He s having flare-ups and losing weight. Isn t there anything else that can be done? Are there smaller capsules of which he can take more? I saw someone say that he can put it in cold water and drink it. I m really at my wits end. Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Thanks for the query

I am not sure about the content of the blue pills. However I must add that it is not a good idea to empty the capsule onto food as it does no guarantee similar absorption, a better idea is to empty it into 20 ml of water. I highly recommend that you give adequate doses of the prescribed medication without compromise as flare ups might be life threatening.
If you could get back to me with the contents of the blue pill I can let you know if there are alternatives

I wish him good health

Answered: Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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