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Does opening of a Benedryl capsule reduce its absorption capacity?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Jan 2017
Question: I just took 1/2 a benedryl capsule, after opening it. Is that ok?
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need not worry.

Detailed Answer:
It is alright if you have half of the benedryl capsule after opening. But always have the tablet with out opening. As opening of the capsule will reduce the absorption of medicine.

Take care.
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Does opening of a Benedryl capsule reduce its absorption capacity?

Brief Answer: Need not worry. Detailed Answer: It is alright if you have half of the benedryl capsule after opening. But always have the tablet with out opening. As opening of the capsule will reduce the absorption of medicine. Take care.