Difficulty Swallowing Solid Drugs?

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, I want to ask about 2 things:rn1. I have a deficiency can not swallow drugs / vitamins in solid form. Is it safe if I take vitamin C by opening the capsule first?rn2. Vitamin C that I take has a dose of 500 mg. Is it okay if I divide the dose for 2x consumption or do I just follow the usage rules stated on the package?rnThank you in advance,.

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Vitamin C is one of the essential vitamins for the human body. Vitamin C mainly functions as an immune booster, and functions as an antioxidant that neutralizes various free radicals that enter a person's body. A person's daily vitamin C requirement is only between 65 and 90 milligrams, so 500 milligrams is actually too much. However, the upper limit of the dose of vitamin C can reach up to 2000 milligrams per day. Too much vitamin C, even if it doesn't immediately have a serious effect, can cause diarrhea and kidney stones, especially if it's not accompanied by a lot of fluid consumption. Regarding the consumption of vitamin C in the form of supplements, you should swallow it directly with the capsule because the vitamin C in the capsule is designed to be absorbed in the intestine, where the outside of the capsule will be broken down by stomach acid. Opening vitamin C capsules causes vitamin C to go directly into the stomach and can irritate the stomach, causing ulcer disease. If you have difficulty swallowing solids, you can look for vitamin C in the form of effervescent tablets, where these tablets will dissolve in water and you can take a solution containing the vitamin C tablets. Here we attach an article about vitamin C. Hopefully useful.

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