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Is there any differences in effectiveness between pills you swallow and pills you put under your tongue?

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

Not if you take them the way they were intended to be taken.
With that being said pills that are meant to be taken sublingually will work more quickly because they are absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly.

In brief: No

Not if you take them the way they were intended to be taken.
With that being said pills that are meant to be taken sublingually will work more quickly because they are absorbed into your bloodstream more quickly.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Sublingual/swallowed

Sublingual medications typically will enter into the bloodstream faster with faster onset of action than the swallow route.
Also, if one is unable to swallow, then sublingual meds are a good choice. Also, if vomiting sublingual or rectal (suppository) meds are best.

In brief: Sublingual/swallowed

Sublingual medications typically will enter into the bloodstream faster with faster onset of action than the swallow route.
Also, if one is unable to swallow, then sublingual meds are a good choice. Also, if vomiting sublingual or rectal (suppository) meds are best.
Dr. David Mann
Dr. David Mann
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