I'm glad you brought this up. I learned this the hard way, too, and found out on this site why some pills were coming out whole. Why don't our doctors tell us these things?? Now, I always check the label of over-the-counter meds to make sure they don't have the letters ER on them, which stands for Extended Release.
That was smart to have the pharmacist flag that in the computer for you.
Hope you all are doing well!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.