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With Levbid I think cutting the pill in half and taking only the 1/2 would be OK, but crushing it would not be a good idea.I believe the drug difuses out of the pill structure (I get "ghosts" when I take Levbid which is the pill's structure is mostly intact--it's a bit bloated
--but the active ingredient has diffused out.Now cutting in 1/2 does give a bit more surface area to diffuse out of, but your taking less (as long as you only take 1/2 at a time) so I think it'd be OK to follow Dr's orders on that. Cutting it in 1/2 and taking both 1/2's could give you too much but 1/2 at a time I think would be OK.But crushing the pill could allow too much to come out all at once and that could increase the risks of side effects.K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: [This message has been edited by kmottus (edited 06-07-2001).]
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