Why are these pills the same size?
December 1, 2011 7:17 AM Subscribe
Why are these pills smaller than I expected?
posted by Bulgaroktonos to health & fitness (7 answers total)
Last night, after several hours of chest pain that didn't seem to be heartburn, I went to the hospital. I didn't have a heart attack (yay!), instead they diagnosed me some sort of inflammation of the cartilage in my chest and sent me home with a prescription for 600 MG ibuprofen tablets.
The ibuprofen I normally take for headaches and the like (Liquid gels) are listed at 200 MG, but the size doesn't look that different from the 600 MG tablets to me. It's bigger, but it's not 3X bigger.
Why is this? Are Liquid Gels just bigger than tablets for some reason? Or am I just bad at judging size?