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Author Topic: Broken Viread tablet  (Read 1624 times)

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Offline BM

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Broken Viread tablet
« on: February 03, 2010, 05:08:03 PM »
One of my Viread tablets came snapped in the tub. Is it still OK to use? I have both halves.

Sorry if this is a silly question; I thought it best to check!

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Re: Broken Viread tablet
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 05:25:19 PM »
I'd bet it's ok -- just fancy packaged dust right?  (Although Viread did have a nice shape to it  :) )

But you could call your pharmacist to check...
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Re: Broken Viread tablet
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 08:13:49 PM »

I used to take those years ago. "Serving suggestions" :D also recommend crushing up the whole tablets to mix the powder into milk, juice, etc to take. I used to crush up a week's worth at a time and store in separate plastic baggies for each day.

are you restricted to that version because of you location? Videx also comes in a slightly different version - videx ec - which is a tiny once a day capsule. it still has the dietary restrictions because of the antacid included; but the EC version has an antacid concentrate, so you don't have to be burdened with taking those huge chalky tablets everyday.
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Offline BM

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Re: Broken Viread tablet
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 09:07:02 AM »
Thanks, guys. I just thought that because it's obviously been broken for a while that maybe it had degraded. I'll yum it up with tomorrow's breakfast! :)

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Re: Broken Viread tablet
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 10:57:48 AM »
multiple times I got my videx tabs with quite a few broken. I had to match up the various size pieces to make the whole dose. ::) Needless to say I was glad for multiple reasons (broken pieces, HUGE tablets, and chalky, gritty texture) to switch over to the Videx EC capsule.

yum it up
:D yum is not a word I would have associated with those tabs. ROFL  :D ;D
but that kind of positive attitude will get you far.  ;)
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Re: Broken Viread tablet
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 11:02:08 AM »
can I blame it on the brain fog, or the reader glasses I just got?  ::)
Viread is not videx now is it. Doh!

However! I did have broken Vireads before too (and acyclovir and viramune and several others)
the pharmacist and doctors have always told me that the broken tablets are still viable (they're just pressed powder anyway, so being broken doesn't change the med structure at all) but to always try to match up pieces that make up the right SIZE of the dosage.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)

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