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Can you chew propranolol to make them work faster?

(4 Posts)
TrueWorrier Fri 31-Jan-14 10:57:09

Have just chewed a 40mg tablet of P, and my tongue has gone a bit numb. Does chewing them get them into your bloodstream faster?

Emz8369 Fri 31-Jan-14 11:48:28

I have just been prescribed these and it says in the information not to chew them

TrueWorrier Fri 31-Jan-14 11:51:08

Oh thank you. Does it say why? They do taste vile, so maybe that's why?

LEMmingaround Fri 31-Jan-14 11:53:27

If you chew them, they will be acted upon by a different set of enzymes in your mouth than in your stomach, this will change the effect that they have - probably inactivating them.

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