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What is extended release mean in pill?

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Dr. Eric Lobel
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Action over time

Extended release drugs are usually encapsulated so that the drug is not immediately absorbed.
It it released and activated over a specified period of time allowing you to often take less of the medication

In brief: Action over time

Extended release drugs are usually encapsulated so that the drug is not immediately absorbed.
It it released and activated over a specified period of time allowing you to often take less of the medication
Dr. Eric Lobel
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