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December 15th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Hi ladies,

If you read my other post, you will know that I just got put on Armour, yesterday. I'm back reading a bit and have seen that some of you crush them or split the dose up into 2. Can anyone tell me why or what it does? My pills are so small I don't think I could split them. I was told to take them in the morning on an empty stomach and wait an hour to eat.

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December 16th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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I just take it in the am first thing, crushed. You don't HAVE to split the dose. The reason why they suggest that you split the dose, is because through the course of the day, the amount of meds floating through your body decline and some people may experience symptoms before the next dose. I've never had that.
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Last edited by The Purple Butterfly; December 16th, 2010 at 02:09 PM.
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December 17th, 2010, 08:39 PM
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I do the same thing as you do, take one pill in the morning on an empty stomach and try to wait one hour before eating. I tried splitting the pill and taking the second half later on in the day, like Stacey mentioned, but then I ran into problems of proper absorption because I wouldn't wait the full amount of time before I ate around the second dose. So, I gave that up after just a couple of days and went back to just once in the morning.

I think some people crush the pill to get better absorption, as well as "bypass" the fillers they add to the pill. Some of the others that do this could probably explain it better than me.
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