View Full Version : Broken Katadyn Micrpur Tablets

01-09-2010, 12:37
If you use these then you may know that they tend to break if you don't take care of them. Does anyone know if breaking or crushing them affects their effectiveness? I am thinking similar to some medications where if they are broken apart or crushed they won't work. Any thoughts?

01-10-2010, 23:01
My understanding of why broken pills might not have the same affect is because certain pills have coatings that slow your stomach from breaking down the pill, so that it can release the medicine later in your digestive system, or so that it can slowly dissolve & release the active ingredient over a longer time period, I.E. Time release.

water purification tabs, to my knowledge, don't work like this, so you should be OK.