Generally, drugs that irritate the gastrointestinal tract are formulated in capsules. Such drugs have a bad taste and are dangerous. Salivary amylase enters the oral cavity, which is more effective. In addition, the product also contains many fine particles and powders. Unpackaged in capsules, the drug is difficult to inhale into the trachea. However, many people do not know how to use capsules properly.
What are the side effects of using capsules?
1. Remove the stem
Since there have been poison capsules in the past, people are very worried about capsules. Most people think capsules have no effect, so they just take capsules and swallow the powder. In most cases, enteric-coated capsules and sustained-release capsules cannot be removed. Since the original drug is dissolved, it is absorbed only by intestinal juices and cannot be absorbed by gastric juices. If the capsule cracks, the drug will release prematurely, effectively degrading the drug and causing damage to the stomach and esophagus. The latter usually releases the drug slowly, delays its release, absorption, metabolism and release into the body and maintains the concentration of the drug in the blood.
2. Lift head high or eat dry
Most people were able to sit down and drink water while taking pills and running the back of their heads. The process removes the pills and slides them quickly into the esophagus. If you eat the capsules, you can easily drink water, but the capsules still get stuck in your throat, causing you to suffocate. The best way to take capsules is to stand up and swallow them. When taking your medication while sitting, hold your head and sit up straight so that the capsule does not get stuck in your throat or esophagus. Instead of going to bed immediately after taking the medicine, stop for a minute, which helps the medicine to pass quickly through the stomach through the esophagus. However, plain fish oil capsules can be taken in the same manner as regular medications.
3. Rinse with warm water
Most capsules are water-soluble gels. These will be washed in hot water above 40 ° C. The drug will dissolve rapidly, and the capsule will already be removed. Some medications can irritate the esophagus and damage the esophageal mucosa. In addition, some chemicals contain live bacteria, which can be inactivated by high water temperatures and reduce their effects. Try using hot water to deliver the medicine. Before taking the medicine, drink 2-3 glasses of water to refresh the esophagus and place the capsule in your mouth. Take it afterwards and drink a glass of water to dissolve the capsule in the stomach.
Whereas, medicines in capsules irritate the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in an unpleasant taste, easily volatile and easily decomposed by enzymes in the mouth. Drug encapsulation can protect medication, provide safety, and protect the airways and digestive tract. Ingestion of the drug dry can cause suffocation. Once the drug remains in the esophagus, it can damage the esophageal mucosa, so the capsule should not be taken dry.