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no it doesnot make any difference
but its good that u swallow it coz u wont be affected by its test
hey but its up to u how u wanna take it
I think it dissolves faster in your system therefor working faster.
I chew mine.
And it helps alot better.
like if you have pain...it will go away minutes after.
not really much diffrence.
Chewing a pill gets in your system quicker alot of people do that instead of swallowing
Chewing a pill may make it act faster. It also may put a drug that was not meant to touch your esophagus burn it.
If the pill has a hard shell or layers, it was meant to be released more slowly or in a different part of your digestive system.
Some herbs in capsule form can burn your throat if not swallowed whole. Cayenne pepper can be an ingredient.
Junkies often chew up their oral drugs for a quicker hit, but they will also take other crazy chances.
Some pills are time released. You don't want to chew or crush those! You'll get the whole dose all at once instead of spread out over a few hours.
Some pills come in a chewable form, others are meant to swallow whole, don't ever crush time released pills, especially major pain pills. If you want a straight answer, talk to a Pharmacist. Most antibiotics are time released and should be swallowed whole. Good luck
I have no stomach, so I am unable to get the benefits from most pills unless I chew them or let them dissolve under my tongue.
Chewing them gets the medicine into your system faster, as does allowing them to dissolve. However many times they taste horrible. For me, especially with pain medicines that don't come in liquid however I have found it to be worth it. It takes a Darvocet about 45 minutes to dissolve under the tongue and tastes horrible, however I never got the full relief with chewing as some would always stick in my teeth.
However some time release medications will not work as well because they are designed to be broken down in the stomach and slowly released into your blood stream.
Always check with your pharmacist before chewing a medication if there is no information with the medicine that states that the medication must be taken whole.
Some pills will say not to chew them on the bottle. It is usually because they have coatings that time release the drug to last all day or have ingredients that taste bad or numb the mouth. It is best only to chew meds that say they are chewable. If they are chewable they are usually meant to start working in the mouth so they should be chewed not swallowed.
If you chew a pill, you will feel the effects alot quicker. If you swallow it whole..it takes time for it to dissolve and take effect.
The answer is: it depends on the drug. Some drugs are made to be chewed like antacids for faster effects. Some drugs like antihypertensives are placed under the tongue for faster effects too. However some drugs are coated & are better swallowed & metabolized first. So it depends on what kind of drug you will be taking. You better consult with your doctor or read the product insert for information. I hope this helps. -dennisMD
well if you cruch up a pill i would expect it to be metabolized a little faster and to release its effects all at once. More surface area means it will be digested faster. If it is whole on the other hand your stomach juices will take longer to break it apart and metabolize the pill. This would maybe reduce the effects of the med and extend how long it works.
Works faster to chew.
Depends on the pill. I work as a medication administrative aid and I have individuals who cannot swallow whole pills. They will not allow me to crush certain medications and instead with have me mix multiple teeny tiny pills in applesauce or yogurt. A lot of controlled substances are this way. Check with your doctor. You might be able to chew or crush your med in a food if that's something you feel you might need to do.
Some pills are made with coatings so they have a time release element to them, and are meant to be dissolved in your stomach, not in your mouth.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the requirements for different kinds of pills.