Thursday, July 15, 2010

Whoa is me with Actigall. Blech!!!!!!

I was prescribed Actigall after surgery to ward off potential problems with my gall bladder.  I am supposed to open the capsule and mix with applesauce or something twice a day, for 6 months.   Let me tell you, I almost vomit each time I try.  It is gritty and bitter tasting.  Does anyone else have to take this pill?  If so, please share with me how you manage to take it.  I can barely get all of my vitamins and medicine consumed in one day as it is.


I know Amy W. was prescribed the same medication and to my knowledge has only taken it once.   Now I understand why!


Thanks all,

Miss Vickie

11 comments:

  1. Why can't you just take the capsule?

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  2. Assuming you can't digest the pill part, so the ingredients get mixed into something that you can eat. Rather than mix it into a few ounces of Applesauce, how about mix it with one teaspoon of applesauce and swallow it in one gulp. Tastes horrible all at once, but not over a few mouthfuls, just one yucky one. Sorry for the pain.. Keep up the great inspiring story...

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  3. The capsule is ginormous! I have tried the one bite of applesauce and the little powdery pieces get caught in my teeth!

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  4. Eew ick! I'm with Allan who suggested mixing it with applesauce, mashed potato, margarita... :)

    Great job on the weight loss!

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  5. I think I like the idea of mixing it with a margarita Janice!

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  6. The margarita sounds like a go to me. Sorry Vickie I don't have any advice for you on the pill. My gallbladder was removed 13 years ago.
    I do hope you find a solution.

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  7. Yucko! I like the margarita idea ;)

    I had my gall bladder out when I was 19 so I have zero advice on the pill. Kind of wish they had that back when I could have used it!!

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  8. Did you say the V word? Naughty naughty Vickie. LOL

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  9. I take my blood pressure pills crushed every day. I used to mix them with "stuff" but have found that it works better to just throw the powder to the back of my mouth and follow it with a quick swig of liquid (anything will do). Occasionally I must take Valtrex (an anti-viral) and it is a huge, hard, bitter pill. I crush the be-jeebers out of it and toss that in. I try to avoid the back (root) of my tongue since that's the bitter-sensing portion of the tongue. It's not fun, but I've found the quicker the better.

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  10. That made me about want to gag just reading about it! When I was a kid I used to get wicked migraines but could never swallow pills, so my mom used to crush up the pills or oprn the capsules and disolve in either OJ or applesauce. I am so with you on this one. I would rather endure the pain than have to ever have that taste again!

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  11. GROSS! Good luck with this; I hope you find a palatable solution. I hope I won't have to take this pill. I'll have to ask at class today!

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