Homemade Pill Crusher

Consult your doctor to determine whether it's safe to crush your pills. Doing so is acceptable for only some kinds of pills and certain patients. Crushing pills can make ingesting them easier for both people and pets. It's simple to make a homemade pill crusher rather than spending your hard-earned dollars on a pill-crushing device from the pharmacy. Gather a few household supplies, and learn the technique to crushing pills.

Learn how to make a homemade pill crusher.

Step 1

Find a suitable mortar and pestle with which to crush your pills. A mortar can be a pill container or sturdy bowl. A pestle is any blunt object suitable for grinding the pills, such as a large metal spoon or non-sharp knife.

Step 2

Lay the pill on a section of wax paper. The wax paper should be large enough to fold completely over the pill two times.

Step 3

Fold the edges of wax paper over the pill, forming a square envelope enclosing the pill.

Step 4

Place the pill in its envelope in a mortar, bowl, bottle or other sturdy surface suitable for grinding pills and containing the powder once ground.

Step 5

Grind the pestle over the wax paper and pills by pressing it forcefully over the envelope. The wax paper will help keep the powder contained during the grinding process.

Step 6

Open the wax envelope carefully to ensure none of the pill powder escapes, and shake the powder out onto the food or liquid with which you intend to ingest it.

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