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A 20-year-old female asked:

I was prescribed to take a vitamin d 50,000 iu gel capsule. im terrible at swallowing pills and from the repetitive attempts, my gel capsule exploded. can i still swallow it or will that cause side effects? im not sure if its a time release pill?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You can still swallow the pill if the contents are not lost or are still intact. No side effects if you keep contents clean.
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