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Got gel cap "stuck" in throat. Feels like it will not go down. It has been 15 hours. Anything i can do? Tried water, warm tea, bread, crackers & aloe vera juice

Got gel cap "stuck" in throat.  Feels like it will not go down.  It has been  15 hours.  Anything i can do? Tried  water, warm tea, bread, crackers & aloe vera juice

This : This is very common. It is unlikely that a pill will last in your throat for that long. They usually dissolve or finally pass. What happens is that the area where the pill was sitting becomes inflammed and edematous and that makes it feel like a lump in the throat. This can last hours to days. Severe blockage would lead to foods sticking, regurgitation of food back into the throat and mouth, severe pain as the esophagus strains against the blockage, and food can overflow in to the voice box area, causing choking and coughing. Sorry for your dicsomfort. I hope it is better. ...Read more

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What occurs if i applied the gel from my vitamin d gel-caps directly to my skin?

What occurs if i applied the gel from my vitamin d gel-caps directly to my skin?

Little or nothing.: Vitamin d3 and d2 (rx) are inactive and must be double hydoxylated by the liver and kidney to have full activity. Since vitamin d is not really a vitamin but a hormone, with known anticancer properties, it might have benefit, but it has not been studied! ...Read more

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I took nyquil gel caps that expired a year ago. I did not realize this until after i had taken them. Will i be okay? I took two pills. I feel drowsy, but i'm sure this is to be expected.

I took nyquil gel caps that expired a year ago. I did not realize this until after i had taken them. Will i be okay? I took two pills.  I feel drowsy, but i'm sure this is to be expected.

Expired : Expired nyquil will most likely not hurt you - it will just not work as well as it should. Drowsiness is the most common side effect of nyquil. In the future, make sure you go through your medicine cabinet periodically and throw out any old, expired medications. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are garlic supplement gel caps good for?

Could you tell me what are garlic supplement gel caps good for?

Garlic supplements: It depends on what effects you're seeking. But evidence is growing that garlic -- in both food & supplement form -- may help lower blood pressure. Some others: it may also help cardiovascular health by inhibiting platelet aggregation, and increaseing fibrinolytic activity. May protect against certain cancers too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23746107. ...Read more

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Do the gas-x thin strips or the gas-x gel caps work better?

Do the gas-x thin strips or the gas-x gel caps work better?

Yes: Gas x has simethicone in it and strips are used for immediate effect. I do not think one works better than the other. ...Read more

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6 months pregnant, terrible insomnia. Is it ok to take Unisom (gel caps) being that's all I could find on the shelves?

6 months pregnant, terrible insomnia. Is it ok to take Unisom (gel caps) being that's all I could find on the shelves?

Better ways: Unisom is pregnancy category B meaning it does not have evidence for damage to the baby although it does get into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. Your are in good company, 8/10 pregnant women have insomnia. See excellent adv. http://www.babycenter.com/0_sleep-problem-insomnia-during-pregnancy_7521.bc http://www.babycenter.com/0_relaxation-techniques-for-better-pregnancy-sleep_10332040. ...Read more

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