Posted by: Jenny | 2009/09/03


I struggle to swallow capsules. Would it be ok to open the capsule and put the contents in some water or juice and drink it, or is it more beneficial to swallow the capsule whole?
Kind regards,

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hi Jenny
Some medications will be inactivated by the stomach acid, and therefor they place the medication in capsules that only dissolve in the deodenum. Try this trick - put the capsule in your mouth, take a small bottle with water ( like a Coke bottle) , put your mouth around the top and swallow the water this way..let me know if it works!
Dr Bets

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Our users say:
Posted by: Jenny | 2009/09/07

Hi Dr Bets,
Thank you for your response. I did try drinking from a small bottle, and it didn' t help. I find that if I take the capsule with a little juice, it does help.
Thanks again.
Kind regards,

Reply to Jenny

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.