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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 happens. Less than 30 minutes after - take the pill again (this is what should happen in the situation you described) More than 90 minutes after - definitely don'...


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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 do not lift your chin up as you try to swallow - this actually makes it harder. If anything, push your chin down into your chest a little while swallowing (...


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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 capsule since it will protect the bacteria from the acid environment in the stomach. bear in mind that this applies to gastro-resistant capsules only: Gastro-...


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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 get the pictures with drug names. There are apps for mobile phones: ID My Pill You take a photo of a pill and you get the info. Or you go to a search engine ...


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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 powder form. Additionally, I would like to give you this link containing an interview with Dr. Stefano Guandalini, MD, Section Chief of Pediatric ...


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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 first. Statistics on contraception efficacy are widely available, so as a bonus you are getting info on several more types than just 'condom' and 'pill'. How ...


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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 airways are medicinal pills. The length of the vocal cords (the bottleneck of the upper respiratory system) in adults is about 20 mm (PubMed), so this is ...


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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 to the "little pink pill" in the media: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/sexual-health/fda-approves-controversial-female-viagra-restrictions-n412116 https://...


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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) that are intended to supplement one's diet and are not considered food The very meaning of the word means to "add to" so I don't think their disclaimer is ...


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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 lower temperatures increases shelf life. https://pharmlabs.unc.edu/labs/kinetics/arrh.htm Arrhenius Equation When a new drug product is being formulated, it ...


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As a Registered nurse for 44 years, I have "taught" many people how to get pills down without gagging. The key to success is the type of "pill". A capsule is medication a gelatinous shell. Capsules float. Put the capsule in your mouth, take drink of water, lean forward and swallow. The capsule will float to the back of the mouth and slide down without any ...


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