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Alternatives for one with uneasiness in swallowing capsules - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello, i currently suffer from quite bad achne, and i had went to the doctors who had decided to prescribe me some some accutane. i personally have trouble swallowing capsules and i was wondering if there is an alternaive to taking his medicine?
is it a powder inside the capsule. if so can i empty the content into my food?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   any answer for me?
Doctor :   You can empty the contents into the food and can use them, if you want to.
User :   and there would be no effect in doing so?
User :   as in will it cause any irratation
Doctor :   Food can some times reduce the absorption of the medication,
Doctor :   but if you are not able to swallow those capsule, then the alternative is to use them dissolved into water or any other fruit juice.
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