Medication and Supplements

Samantha was taking the following medication and supplements to keep her body functioning normally. It was her daily requirements.

  1. Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2 (liquid – mixture of powder and syrup)
  2. Biotin, also known as B complex (tablet – crush into powder form)
  3. Vitamin B1 (tablet – crush into powder form)
  4. Folic Acid (tablet – crush into powder form)
  5. Co-enzyme q10 (soft-gel capsule – squeeze out the oil-soluble)
  6. Vitamin E (soft-gel capsule – squeeze out the oil-soluble)
  7. Iron
  8. Appeton Multivitamins
  9. Sodium Bicarbonate
  10. Polycose (powder to mix with water/EBM) 3-hourly
    – help her get the calories she needs for growth

We’re currently looking to invest in a motorized pill crusher which could ease our tasks in crushing those pills. If any of you have came across any recommended pill crusher, please let us know. We do not need this now since Samantha is being fed through the enteral feeding tube.