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Is there any difference between capsule and tablet? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Morning
User:good morning
User:i want know what is diferent between capsule n tablete?
Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:A capsule has a covering that prevents the digestion of medicine in the stomach.
User:but both are working same right or wrong?
Doctor:Yes, the efficacy and potency of both form of medications are the same.
User:because i taking R-cinex 600mg tables, but on doctor prescription was write Cap R-cinex 600 mg
User:so any problem?
Doctor:Rcinex contains isoniazid and rifampicin.
Doctor:The dose and effectiveness remains the same in both forms - tablet and capsule.
User:during this medicine can i use nutrition
Doctor:You mean you can have proper nutrition/food?
User:i mean powder
Doctor:There are no studies available to understand the drug interactions between this product and Rcinex.
Doctor:However if the products contains only protein, carbohydrate, mineral and fat
Doctor:you can use them.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:actually i want increase my weight?
User:currently my weight is 58 kg
User:age 23
User:hight 5.5"
Doctor:Since when are you on Rcinex?
User:because before two month i was suffering from TV, but doctor said continue this Medicine
Doctor:Since when are you on Rcinex?
Doctor:Is it only since couple of months?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:from last 2.5 month
Doctor:I understand your illness.
Doctor:Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic condition which causes weight loss.
Doctor:Weight improvements automatically happens once you are cured of this infection.
Doctor:This may take a period of 6-9 months.
Doctor:Therefore I would only suggest you to eat healthy food right now.
Doctor:Furthermore weight of 58kg is good amount of weight for the height of 5'5".
Doctor:Hence do not be concerned.
Doctor:Please continue your medications religiously and just take your regular food.
Doctor:You will feel better after you finished your treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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