Catalog of FOP Resources
Since many people with FOP have trouble swallowing pills, Jeri took note of this pill crusher from Functional Solutions that “crushes pills for easier swallowing. This device helps people with a limited grasp prepare their own medication.” You put the pill inside, and it is crushed when you twist the top. It has a convenient storage compartment inside the knob on top and is dishwasher safe. Sources/Directions: This Pill Crusher is Item # NC28858 and can be found in the Functional Solutions catalogue from North Coast Medical, Telephone: 800-821-9319 and/or 800-235-7054. Website www.beabletodo.com. Price: $6.95 Alternatives & Related Items: If you need your medicine turned into a fine powder, Dynamic Living (Tel 1-888-940-0605; www.dynamic-living.com) has the Hand-E-Crush™ tablet crusher (Item#DL6210 $39.99 Reduced Price $29.99). This item crushes pills into a fine powder effortlessly. You place your pills in the special plastic pouch and then place the pouch within the crusher plates. Use one hand to guide the pouch and the other to gently squeeze the handles of the Hand-E-Crush™. Slide the pouch though the crusher until all the medication is of the desired particle size.