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Re: Splitting capsules

Posted by 4WD on September 1, 2004, at 21:09:21

In reply to Re: Splitting capsules, posted by Cecilia on September 1, 2004, at 1:00:25

> Enteric coating means the capsule is coated with something to prevent it from being dissolved until it reaches the intestines (to prevent stomach irritation). Most capsules are not enteric coated, but those that are, like duloxetine, should not be split. Cecilia

IT's not just to avoid irritating the stomach, though. It's because the rate of absorption is different in the acid environment of the stomach. It is meant to be absorbed in the intestine in that particular ph.





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