Can the capsule be taken apart and only take the powder?

Update:02 Nov 2022

Most capsules cannot be opened to eat, but a small number can be opened. Norfloxacin capsules, cephalexin capsules, Huangkui capsules, Yunnan Baiyao capsules, etc. can be taken apart and eaten.
 
Drugs that cannot be taken apart are because the capsule has a certain function, which can ensure that the powder in the capsule enters the correct position in the human body. For example, many enteric-coated capsules are not suitable for taking apart, because enteric-coated capsules are mainly used in It is absorbed by the small intestine. If the capsule is opened, the powder may be absorbed in the stomach and significantly reduce the efficacy of the medicine. Common drugs that need to be made into enteric capsules are aspirin, azithromycin, pantoprazole and so on.
 
Secondly, the medicinal powder in many capsules has a strong stimulating effect on the gastric mucosa. If it is taken apart, it will have a strong stimulating effect on the gastric mucosa, which may cause certain damage to the gastric mucosa. Nausea, vomiting, anorexia and other adverse reactions. For example, taking ibuprofen capsules apart may irritate the esophagus and gastric mucosa, which can seriously lead to gastric ulcers.
 
In addition, the capsule can also play a role in masking the taste of the drug, making it easier to take. But after taking the medicine, pay attention to the side effects of the medicine and review it regularly. Also pay attention to the improvement of symptoms, and seek medical attention in time if the condition worsens. Use the drug under the guidance of a doctor, try not to change the shape of the drug at will, so as to avoid side effects and weaken the efficacy of the drug.

 

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