Is it legal to crush medication?
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Besides, what type of medication can be crushed?
1 Most of the no-crush medications are sustained-release, oral-dosage formulas. The majority of extended-release products should not be crushed or chewed, although there are some newer slow-release tablet formulations available that are scored and can be divided or halved (e.g., Toprol XL).
Subsequently, question is, is it illegal to snort your own medication? State law doesn't prohibit snorting prescribed pills, official says. Wiles says most "pill snorters" are charged with possession of a controlled substance because they do not have a legal prescription. "Our intent is to not arrest those with legal prescriptions, unless they are selling them," Wiles explained.
Simply so, what medications should not be crushed?
Oral medication that should NOT be crushed or opened
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Does crushing a tablet make it unlicensed?
The crushing of a tablet before administration in most cases renders its use unlicensed. Consequently the manufacturer will not be liable for any ensuing harm that may come to the patient or the person administering it under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.