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Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:41 am
by N776AU
I've wondered for a while if one can swallow chewable pills whole and them still work. Since I have a cold right now, I've been trying chewable Zicam, but it's disgusting. I was wondering, if I could swallow them like regular pills and still get the positive effects from them.

Is that possible?

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:45 am
by Kunoichi
Read the label/pamphlet.  Smile With some, the effect is the same, with others, it's not. The label/pamphlet will state if you HAVE to chew them, or if swallowing them would be okay.

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:49 am
by N776AU


Quoting Kunoichi (Reply 1):
Read the label/pamphlet. Smile With some, the effect is the same, with others, it's not. The label/pamphlet will state if you HAVE to chew them, or if swallowing them would be okay.

Hmm, the directions say just to take one. I'll give swallowing them whole a shot.

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:28 am
by bagpiper


Quoting N776AU (Reply 2):
Hmm, the directions say just to take one. I'll give swallowing them whole a shot.

careful you don't choke and kill yourself.


not that the flavor when chewing helps prevent that, either. yuck!

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:52 am
by Boston92


Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 3):
careful you don't choke and kill yourself.

You can say "careful you don't kill yourself" after anything, and it would make sense.

My question is why not just use the zicam swab thing. That way there is no disgusting taste or chance of choking.

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:55 am
by bagpiper


Quoting Boston92 (Reply 4):
You can say "careful you don't kill yourself" after anything, and it would make sense.

ok, sorry, I guess the sarcasm wasn't obvious. My bad........

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:04 pm
by Rj111
break them up first into small non jagged bits then swallow them. Should eliminate any doubt.

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:06 pm
by fumanchewd
I would injest it as a suppository just to be safe.  Smile

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:45 pm
by AverageUser


Quoting N776AU (Thread starter):
swallow chewable pills whole and them still work.

No they will not work at all since they'll then have no way to reach your upper respiratory pathway directly. Even when they are used according to the instructions, their efficacy has been questioned.

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:44 pm
by RobertNL070


Quoting N776AU (Thread starter):
I have a cold right now

Grab all the blankets and quilts your family/room mates can miss, drink half a bottle of whisky or brandy, dive underneath the covers and try to get some sleep. You'll have a slight hangover in the morning, but your cold should be gone.

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:22 pm
by Jetsgo


Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 7):
I would injest it as a suppository just to be safe.

I assume you're willing to assist him?

RE: Swallowing Chewable Pills Whole

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:23 pm
by fumanchewd


Quoting JetsGo (Reply 10):
Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 7):
I would injest it as a suppository just to be safe.

I assume you're willing to assist him?

No, no. I understand many a good man has been lost up there.