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Does chewing a tablet reduce its effect?

Does chewing a tablet reduce its effect?

Depends: For some medications, chewing it does not matter. For some medications that are timed released, chewing them could alter the way the medication works. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

No: If it is just hydrochlorothiazine, it is immediate release and therefore is ok to crush or chew. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to chew mirtazapine tablets?

Would it be acceptable to chew mirtazapine tablets?

May not be advised : Most medications are meant to be taken as directed. The mechanism behind the release , metabolism and blood level of the drug can depend on its design which can include the coating and form among other things . For some medications cutting, crushing or chewing can destroy the active drug and for others it may cause too rapid & too high blood levels.Please check with your doc &/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to chew or swallow centrum tablets?

Two Types: They make two types so it depends on which one you have. The regular ones should be swallowed and the orange "chewable" ones should obviously be chewed. ...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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Can you chew aspiron-500 azithromycin tablets and it still cure chlamydia?

Can you chew aspiron-500 azithromycin tablets and it still cure chlamydia?

Pills are meant to: be swallowed whole- not chewed! Available in liquid form: where did you get the idea of chewing zithromax? ...Read more