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Took a daily prescription pill but vomited shortly after

This depends on the type of pill you are taking, but there are a few good rules to follow. You may also want to talk with your doctor when your medication is prescribed, in case something like this ...
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How can I learn to swallow pills without gagging?

If you are able to swallow pills but find it difficult, the following tips will help: take a sip of water before putting the pill in your mouth, and drink more water after putting the pill in as well ...
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Probiotic: capsule or powder?

I cannot answer your question directly, but explaining some general considerations might help to clarify what would be a sound choosing approach. When you say: In my opinion it is better to use ...
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What resources are available to identify oral medication?

There are several "pill identifiers" available online: RxList WebMD Drugs.com (international database from 185 countries) You enter the shape and color of a pill and any imprints and you ...
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Probiotic: capsule or powder?

If they both contain the exact same substance, then powder form may be easier to measure more precisely. However, I cannot find any studies indicating any significant difference between capsule and ...
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Which has lower rate of getting pregnant and/or a venereal dicease in condom vs pill?

TL;DR The pill slightly more effective than condom for contraception. Other methods are better still. The pill is ineffective for preventing STI; condoms are mostly effective. In Full First things ...
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Inhaling pills possible?

It is possible to aspirate (inhale into the respiratory system) a pill and it is more common than you might think (PubMed): It is estimated that roughly 7% of all foreign bodies aspirated in the ...
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What is the significance of a "pink pill"?

Pink is a common pill color. Nothing can be known about the composition of a pill based solely on its color; pink does not indicate any particular drug or class of drugs. In recent years, a reference ...
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Why do the "dietary supplement" pill bottles always have this bizarre disclaimer on them?

The answer lies in the meaning of the word "supplement": Definition of dietary supplement : a product taken orally that contains one or more ingredients (such as vitamins or amino acids) ...
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Pills in cold car overnight - still okay?

Drug shelf life is usually measured at 25 deg C but accelerated testing for stability is done at higher temperatures as this adds energy to the system degrading the drugs faster. So, storing drugs at ...
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