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Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Either is fine: Whether you chew or swallow prenatal vitamins, should not effect the efficacy of the vitamin. Choose whichever method you are more comfortable with. ...Read more

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Is it better to swallow or chew vitamin B12 tablets to maximize absorption?

Is it better to swallow or chew vitamin B12 tablets to maximize absorption?

It does not matter: I would say that there is no reason to chew the tablet, but either way absorption should not be affected either way. ...Read more

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My son has swallowed a chewable vitamin capsule without chewing it is this a problem?

My son has swallowed a chewable vitamin capsule without chewing it is this a problem?

If he isn't choking: And it is in his stomach, it will be digested. If he has any difficultly breathing or swallowing, go to the er. ...Read more

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I recently started taking centrum flavor burst vitamin chews because i hate swallowing pills. Are these okay to take?

I recently started taking centrum flavor burst vitamin chews because i hate swallowing pills. Are these okay to take?

Yes: You may also want to include some calcium supplement if you do not include enough dairy products , like milk , yogurt, cheese. The calcium will help with bone health. Remember to include fruits and veggies in your meals. Do not forget physical activity too. Take care of your self and stay safe. ...Read more

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I have a hard time swallowing pills...What recommendations are there for chewable vitamins?

I have a hard time swallowing pills...What recommendations are there for chewable vitamins?

Common problem.: Many people have difficulty swallowing pills. If this is a new problem for you or you are getting pills/food stuck when you swallow, see your doctor. Otherwise, ask your pharmacist for chewable vitamins. "gummy" vitamins are popular with kids and are widely available. Your pharmacist can help assure that you are taking adult equivalents. Many meds also come in liquid form. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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My daughter is 15 & she has an extremely hard time swallowing pills. Any suggestions on a good gummy vitamin or tiny oval shape vitamin for her?

My daughter is 15 & she has an extremely hard time swallowing pills. Any suggestions on a good gummy vitamin or tiny oval shape vitamin for her?

Time to train: Many kids can jump this hurdle if they make enough effort. I have had parents train their 2 yo to take pills, but many adults still have issues. I like to have kids get a bag of m&m mini's, red hots, or other candy along with a glass of whatever.While they are distracted by their favorite tv show or a movie, I have them try to swallow one at a time.By the end of a show, many can swallow pills. ...Read more

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