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Forum Name: Pharmacy & Drug Topics
Question: Meds and stomach acid
|searcher100 - Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:54 pm|
What methods are used to protect orally ingested meds against destruction by stomach acid?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:39 pm|
There are a few different methods used. Commonly the medication is coated in a superficial coating that is dissolved by the stomach acid instead of having the medication affected. Another method is to design the medication to be resistant to the stomach acid. A third method is to design the medication so that the stomach acid actually alters the medicine to break it down into its active form.
I hope this helps answer your question some.
|searcher100 - Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:59 pm|
Thank you Dr. Chan Lowe, for your most helpful and immediate reply! I will highly recommend this site to my colleagues and use it as a prime resource of information!
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