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If u have a capsule and u open it and get wats in the capsule but don't take the capsule, do it still work?
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Christopher Breen
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In brief: Yes
The material inside the capsule is the active medication.
I wouldn't recommend this however, because generally the capsule is there to keep the medication from being released all at once or to protect it until it reaches the portion of the GI tract that it is supposed to be released at. Dp-if time released, don't do this. If not, it is usually okay. Often sprinkle some on food for ease of taking.

In brief: Yes
The material inside the capsule is the active medication.
I wouldn't recommend this however, because generally the capsule is there to keep the medication from being released all at once or to protect it until it reaches the portion of the GI tract that it is supposed to be released at. Dp-if time released, don't do this. If not, it is usually okay. Often sprinkle some on food for ease of taking.
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