Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, dislodges a pill that is stuck in the throat, advises WebMD. If the medication can be taken with food, eating a piece of bread also helps resolve the problem.Know More
To prevent pills from getting stuck in the throat, the University of Rochester Medical Center recommends drinking some water, placing the pill on the back of the tongue, swallowing the pill, and then drinking up to 8 ounces of water. Taking the pill with applesauce can also make the pill slide down the throat more easily. Breaking the pill into pieces or crushing it before swallowing it is also helpful, but because this can interfere with the efficacy of some medications, the patient must ask the doctor if this is permissible.
Some pills cause irritation of the esophagus if they become lodged there, notes Everyday Health. Fosamax, a medication that treats osteoporosis, is one example. Iron, potassium, tetracycline and ibuprofen are other medications that can cause esophageal irritation if they become stuck. To prevent this from happening, patients must always be standing up or sitting down when taking a pill rather than lying down, and they must remain in an upright position for a half hour after ingesting the pill. They must also drink plenty of water or other fluid after taking the pill.Learn more in Medications & Vitamins
Several factors affect a pill’s absorption rate, including design, manufacturing, physical and chemical properties, ingredients, storage, and the body composition of the person taking the drug. Based on these characteristics, pills dissolve at different speeds, according to About.com.Full Answer >
According to Drugs.com, there are two possibilities for what a pill imprinted with "IP 203" contains. If it is a round, white pill, it contains 325 mg of acetaminophen and 5 mg of oxycodone. If it is a blue and green capsule that also reads "18 mg," it contains Zorvolex.Full Answer >
The Adios diet pill has mixed reviews. The product claims to work by boosting the metabolism, and the pills come with a diet plan. However, according to the DietPill-Reviews website, none of the ingredients in Adios have proven to be effective.Full Answer >
The pill with M361 imprinted on it contains 650 milligrams of acetaminophen and 10 milligrams of hydrocodone, as identified by Drugs.com. This medication is prescribed to treat back pain and rheumatoid arthritis, and it falls into the drug class known as narcotic analgesic combinations. Although effective, this medication has a high potential for abuse and it is normally prescribed with severe restrictions.Full Answer >