Who comes first, medicine or water? Drink water before taking the capsules and water before taking the syrup.
Most people know that pills and capsules need to be taken with water. However, if this little medicine is taken at the wrong time, it may cause discomfort and even affect the effect of the medicine.
The best drink to take medicine is boiled water. Water lubricates the esophagus, accelerates the dissolution of the drug in the stomach, and promotes absorption. In addition, water can reduce the damage to the drug from food and stomach acid, and reduce the irritation of the drug to the gastrointestinal tract. Different dosage forms of medicines have slightly different requirements for drinking water when taken orally:
Drink some water first to prevent your mouth from getting stuck. If the capsule is poured on your palm, it can easily feel sticky, as if it were stuck to your hand. The same goes for taking medicine. If the mouth is very dry, it is easy to stick to the mouth after taking the capsule directly, and it is not easy to swallow. If it attaches to the wall of the esophagus, it can cause damage and, in severe cases, ulcers. Before taking the capsules, drink about 50~100ml of water to keep your mouth moist, which will prevent this from happening. After placing the capsule in your mouth, drink about 200ml of water to help you swallow it.
Do not drink water until fully decomposed. Orally disintegrating tablets can be quickly disintegrated in the mouth and take effect quickly, and are suitable for children and the elderly. It is not advisable to drink this medicine when taking it, otherwise, it will affect the efficacy of the medicine. Wait until the orally disintegrating tablet is completely decomposed before drinking.
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