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How to swallow big pills if you can't and a capsule



Learn how to swallow a pill and swallow big pills if you can't or swallow a capsule if you can't.


WHY SWALLOW PILL OR CAPSULE:

Capsules are a type of medication enclosed in an outer shell. The shell breaks down in the intestines, where the medication is then absorbed into the bloodstream and metabolised (in the same way as a pill).


Tablets are the most common form of pill – they offer an inexpensive yet highly effective way to deliver medication orally. Tablets are made by compressing one or more powdered ingredients together to create a solid, smooth-coated pill that breaks down within the digestive tract.


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POP BOTTLE TECHNIQUE FOR PILLS:

Ok so for this technique you’re gonna need your pill and a water bottle, nothing fancy thats all we need.


1- Fill your water bottle with water.

2- Place the tablet on your tongue.

3- Close your lips tightly around the bottle. So you need to make sure the plastic bottle mouth isn't too wide.

4- Take a drink keeping contact between the bottle and your lipids and using a sucking motion to swallow the water and pill.


From the research it was found that the pop bottle method was more effective when swallowing large tablets. For capsules the lean forward technique which Im going to discuss next was more favourable, but feel free to try them both to see what works best for you!


LEAN FORWARD TECHNIQUE FOR CAPSULES:

Ok so for this technique you’re gonna need your capsule and a glass of water, nothing fancy thats all we need.


1- Fill your glass with water.

2- Place the capsule on your tongue.

3- Take a sip of water but don’t swallow.

4- Title your chin towards your chest then swallow the capsule and water while your head is bent.


From the research it was found that the pop bottle method was more effective when swallowing large tablets. For capsules the lean forward technique which Im going to discuss next was more favourable, but feel free to try them both to see what works best for you!


PRO TIPS FOR SWALLOWING PILLS AND CAPSULES:

Tip 1: Have A Full Glass Of Water After Swallowing Your Tablet Or Capsule - This will prevent it ever getting stuck in your oesophagus and potentially causing damage.


Tip 2: Do Not Crush, Disperse Your Tablets Or Open Your Capsules - This shouldn't be done without speaking to your healthcare professional, yes some medication you may be able to do it but quite a lot of them you cannot and it can stop it working correctly or worse yet cause serious side effects. Speak to your pharmacist if you cannot swallow pills as they may be able to advise you further.


WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE:

If you have any difficult swallowing your medication always speak to your healthcare professional.



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About this video: Searching how to swallow a pill? In this video, Advanced Medical Practitioner Abraham Khodadi, MPharm(Hons)IPresc MScACP shares how to swallow big pills if you can't or swallow a capsule if you can't.

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