Um, they almost taste like a mix of the old stop signs and the activis ones. I haven't really gotten much of a taste besides how it smelled going up my nose. There really hasn't even been a drip or anything. Hell, the half pill was a breeze compared to the usual stuff I have. Good news is that there is much less powder with these. The bad news is that the powder is really fine and sticky and takes a bit of grinding.
So, I did two tests:
1) I added a quarter crushed pill to 3 mL of water and it got a little gel-like. Not too bad. It mainly clumped around my stirrer. Now, I have one small clump in the middle and the rest of it is suspend in small clumps in the water. I'd say that this could probably be filtered or sucked up via cotton. I am going to wait and see if it gets less viscous over time and can be micron filtered.
2) I added a quarter pill to 2 mL of 91% alky and it instantly powdered to very fine particles. It pretty much dissolved in the alcohol
instantly. This is promising since it doesn't seem like you need to wait any time and can filter this instantly to remove the gelling component. I am not sure if I should use cotton or micron filters on the alcohol and I guess I will use cotton to start, let it dry, add 2 mL of water, stir, and then filter with micron filter.
I guess I am the guinea pig for this, so I will figure this all out before you guys get your scripts.
Drummer16 added 323 Minutes and 41 Seconds later...
OK, here is an update on the progress.
This stuff is reallysoluble in iso alcohol. This is both a good and a bad thing. The good thing is that you don't have to crush up the pill fully and you don't really need to even remove the coating as it will float around in there and slowly dissolve, at least part way depending on how long you let it sit in the alcohol. I am just following my same instructions as I did for the activis 15mg tabs, but this time I use more cotton when filtering the ISO solution to make sure I get the small particles. It looks like the ISO extraction still works, but it's so much nicer because there is so much less powder and these literally dissolve in the alcohol instantly!! So, you can use much less ISO alcohol, like 2-4 ml per crushed pill, filter it through the cotton into little containers (I do a dose per container), and put them under the blow drier to dry. Then, once dry, I add the water and I am done.
Some more good news is it looks like the gelled crushed pill I put in water is starting to break down and turn back to just an aqueous solution. This may be filterable and make the whole alcohol process moot. Cross your fingers