New Britain, CT
A 54-year-old male asked:
how easy is it to scratch or cut my esophagus if i swallowed robitussin-dm capsules but cracked them first in my mouth, also how long does stomach acid take to dissolve the capsule.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Take it easy: Those capsules will get digested by the stomach acid, as they are not made of steel. You should be alright.
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Doubtful: Doubt that the medication could harm your esophagus to do any damage. Most medications would dissolve within minutes even without the presence of acid. Just drop a tablet of capsule in tap water and see how fast it disintegrates.
4677 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 18, 2017
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