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Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by onuwaje(m): 5:17pm On May 01, 2016
hello nairalanders
curiosity got me on this. i used to to remember my elder bro who loves chewing drugs (yuck),
so to all doctors out there the question is quite simple

does chewing of drugs works faster than swallowing?

which is preferable?
Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by Nobody: 9:20pm On May 01, 2016
I am a pharmacist and this is wat I have 2 say.
I will try 2 Save u all d pharmacological explanation but know that there are some tablets wen chewed losses their efficacy probably because they are designed to get to d intestine before absorption but some other tablets are designed to be chewed for faster absorption. So the answer to ur question depends on d drug.
Hope this is helpful. Take care.

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Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by Nobody: 4:22am On May 02, 2016
With your question answered let me ask mine: Why is medicine 9 times out 10 bitter? Is it abominable to manufacture pleasant tasting drugs? Why can't most medicine in the market taste like Vitamin C tabs?
Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by igraman(m): 7:12am On May 02, 2016
i prefer padding tablets inside morsel or dissolving it in tea.
Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by ajuwarhodes(f): 9:20am On May 02, 2016
igraman:
i prefer padding tablets inside morsel or dissolving it in tea.


What of the one u have to take on empty stomach?
Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by stevecantrell: 12:18pm On May 02, 2016
Do not chew tablets that say "enteric coated" on the package.
They're are designed only to be absorbed by the small intestine. The active ingredient will be destroyed by stomach acid if you do.

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Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by igraman(m): 1:16pm On May 02, 2016
ajuwarhodes:


What of the one u have to take on empty stomach?
never heard of that before
Re: Chewing Drugs Vs Swallowing Drugs. Which Works Faster? by Nobody: 2:46pm On May 02, 2016
@cherix, there are many pleasantly flavoured drugs but most of them are for children, sorry because adults don't need to be convinced abt wat is there health, I tink. tongue
@igramus, yes there are so drugs dat are better taken on empty stomach for several reasons, one notably to maximize its absorption.
Thank u

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