Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Can the capsule be taken apart?

Under normal circumstances, capsules should be swallowed whole, but it can not be generalized, depending on the specific circumstances.

(1) Ordinary capsule

It is mainly divided into doses and easy to take. This type of gelatin can generally be taken apart, such as norfloxacin capsules.

(2) Slow-release capsules

The main purpose is to release slowly and prolong the efficacy of this kind of capsules. Do not chew or grind them. Such as verapamil sustained-release capsules.

(3) Enteric-coated capsules

Including enteric-coated tablets, such preparations are generally swallowed whole. Such as omeprazole capsules, do not chew or pour out small particles. There are also special cases, such as taking every pass, generally swallowed whole, but children can open the capsules, add the particles to soft food and take immediately, not chewable.

(4) Other capsules

Such as minocycline hydrochloride capsules, this medicine has a stimulating effect on the esophageal membrane and can cause esophageal ulcers, so it is not appropriate to take the capsules apart and take

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