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A 24-year-old female asked:

i take my medicine by chewing because i get afraid swallowing the pills.is it alright to chew the pill?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Taking pills: For some medicines, it is okay to chew them to make them easier to swallow. They won't all taste that great, though. There are some medicines that are designed to chew before swallowing and can be taken by anyone. However, there are some medicines that have special coatings and many capsules that are best to swallow or they won't provide the desired benefits. Read the label, ask your pharmacy

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