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Pill Crushing Devices and Pill Swallowing Gels for Use in Health Care Settings

Last updated: June 10, 2021
Project Number: RA1180-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Medical Device
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative safety of automatic pill crushing devices versus manual pill crushing devices for health care providers and patients?
  2. What is the safety of pill swallowing gels for people ingesting any medication?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of pill crushing devices (automatic or manual) in any health care setting?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of pill swallowing gels for people in any health care setting?

Key Message

No relevant studies were identified regarding the comparative safety of automatic pill crushing devices versus manual pill crushing devices for health care providers and patients or the safety of pill swallowing gels for people ingesting any medication.No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of pill crushing devices (automatic or manual) or pill swallowing gels for people in any health care setting.