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What is the significance of a “pink pill”? [closed]

I've looked at Wikipedia and Wiktionary. I've wondered about this for a long time. Initially, I though that it was a color code/metaphor for estrogen (female hormones), but then I heard "little pink ...
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Why do the “dietary supplement” pill bottles always have this bizarre disclaimer on them?

On every bottle of "dietary supplement" pills I've ever had, it says somewhere something along the lines of: "Dietary supplement pills are not a substitute for a varied and healthy diet." Huh? Isn't ...
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Inhaling pills possible?

A friend of mine told me some time ago that it actually can be dangerous to take pills (the process of taking it), which to me seemed like a pretty bold statement -- swallowing a pill doesn't seem to ...
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Is there a way to measure allergy to tablet/pill ingredients?

It looks like I have some kind of allergy to tablets/pills. It doesn't matter which type I take (I used to take mainly vitamins). If I take some, the result is vary from bearable sickness (for 2 days)...
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What resources are available to identify oral medication?

What databases are available to visually identify oral medication found without packaging? Are there different databases for US, European, Far East, etc?
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Pills in cold car overnight - still okay?

I accidentally left my depression/anxiety medication in the car overnight. The coldest it got was -6 with a wind chill of -12 (Celsius). The medication in question are tablets, not liquid or gel ...
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How can I learn to swallow pills without gagging?

Many people have difficulty swallowing pills or even find themselves unable to do so. While some medications are available in other forms, many are not. Is it possible to learn how to swallow pills? ...
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Birth Control Pills. Abnormal Bleeding

Is it normal to still have breakthrough bleeding in between periods if you have been on birth control for over a year?
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Which has lower rate of getting pregnant and/or a venereal dicease in condom vs pill?

If you use either a pill or condom to have sex with your partner, what is the probability of getting pregnant and/or getting a venereal dicease in each case? I wonder which is more effective in terms ...
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Vitamin C supplements before bed

So I heard that it is not recommended to take the vitamin C supplements before going to bed at night. Is that true, if so why?
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Is it safe to bite into caffeine tablets?

I'm taking these tablets called Pro Plus. When I swallow a tablet, I don't really feel much, but if I chew it up before swallowing it in very small pieces I feel a much bigger impact. Perhaps the ...
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Probiotic: capsule or powder?

What form of probiotic has the greatest health benefit- Capsule or powder? I have searched for it but the results talk about everything on probiotics except my question! (A snapshot of my endeavors) ...
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Took a daily prescription pill but vomited shortly after [closed]

Lets say a person is sick with the flu currently. They also take a regular daily prescription pill which should only be taken once a day. Scenario: Fred takes his prescription pill today, but then ...