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I like chalky, foul-tasting horse pills as much as the next person . . .

i.e., not very much! I've been taking Mucinex DM Maximum Strength (Caugh Supressant / Expectorant) from time to time, and they work, but those pills are heinous pills! Can anybody recommend another brand that's easier to swallow?
posted by bluesky78987 on Oct 2, 2016 - 10 answers

Can I compress this dosage schedule?

I need to take six pills on the first day. But, I only got the prescription early this afternoon. Can I compress the dosage schedule? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jul 29, 2015 - 15 answers

What is this book about girls in love, aliens, and immortality pills?

Asking for a friend: Any leads on what this book might be? "Two girls become friends. Girl #1 realizes she's gay and gets a girlfriend, through which girl #2 realizes she's in love with girl #1. They lose touch until years later, when they are both grown. One plays the flute and rides horses, one is a famous sculptor. They fall in love and start living together. At some point, aliens are introduced and give folks on earth pills that allow them to achieve immortality for as long as they are taken."
posted by c'mon sea legs on Jul 24, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me solve this real-life math problem.

I need to use math to figure out how to fill my pill organizer correctly. [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jan 12, 2015 - 12 answers


I can't swallow pills. Will this ever be, like, a life-threatening problem? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Dec 12, 2014 - 22 answers

Want to split Controlled Release sleeping pills

I want to split my Ambien CR (controlled release) pills. The internet says not to, as does the insert I got with them. What Bad Thing is going to happen when I do? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Nov 2, 2014 - 16 answers

Will a Viagra pill go bad if I keep it in my pocket for too long?

I know that some medicines break down when they reach a certain temperature. Will a Viagra pill lose its potency (ha ha) if I keep it in my pocket for too long? If so, how long can I keep the same pill in my pocket before it goes bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Ibuprofen 3x day/ for 3 days?

YANMD.... As I get older my menstrual cramps seem to be getting worse. How often / how long can I take ibuprofen every month without it being an issue? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Mar 26, 2014 - 26 answers

Can compounding pharmacies lower doses?

My partner infrequently takes medicine that was originally prescribed overseas. The USA version of the pill is too high a dose for them. Is it possible to obtain a lower dose from a US compounding pharmacy, and how does that work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2013 - 11 answers

Birth control pills and ejaculation inside vagina

I would like to know your opinions about ejaculation inside the vagina and the risks of pregnancy, while using birth control. [more inside]
posted by Emily119 on Nov 18, 2013 - 18 answers

Counterfeit grey-market medication. Now what?

Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

I Want My Pills!

I've been taking ADD meds for years with the same psychiatrist, but lost my insurance last summer and had to stop taking them. Now I have insurance again and scheduled an appointment with my doctor today, but I'm worried he'll say that I'm doing just fine without the pills. However, I'm also afraid of looking too desperate if I tell him how much I want them! Can I tell him everything without sounding like I'm a junkie? Details follow. [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Mar 14, 2013 - 14 answers

I'm Done Taking This Pills

I want to be done with my pills. So I stopped taking them. Just making sure that what I'm experiencing right now is normal because if it's not I've got a phone call to make. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jan 30, 2013 - 32 answers

Best probiotic pills?

Best probiotic pills? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Oct 25, 2012 - 9 answers

What vitamins aren't a waste of money?

Are there any vitamins/supplements that are actually worth taking? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Oct 3, 2012 - 27 answers

I just want to be myself again. I need to clean up the mess of the last few months.

Birth control filter : BC linked to risky/daring behavior? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

I'll take the red pill or the blue one. But not five of each.

So what's the cheapest route for custom vitamins? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 11, 2012 - 4 answers

I need my anti-baby pills for cheap, please

Interested in ordering birth control pills from Canada to the US. Is this a good idea? If so, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Why are these pills the same size?

Why are these pills smaller than I expected? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Dec 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Pills Here!

In the future, I may be spending an extended period of time in London and Genoa. YAY! Problem? I am currently on a number of medications, and I am wondering what I would do about making sure I have them during my trip. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Nov 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Amy I jeopardizing my mental health treatment by missing my prozac sometimes?

How big a problem is forgetting to take my antidepressant every few days? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Clean Laundry Cat Hair Pills Prevention 101

There's a lot of this going on in my apartment. What can I do to prevent my towels and cotton shirts from coming out of the dryer covered with cat-hair pills? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Nov 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Three hours to choose, two kinds of birth control, one confused person.

I started a new birth control pill. Then, unexpectedly, a bunch of my old birth control showed up in the mail. Now what do I take? [more inside]
posted by mandanza on Nov 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Like a defective typewriter, want to skip a .

Does it hurt anything by taking birth control pills continuously to skip a period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me find a classy pill organizer.

Looking for a classy pill case/organizer. I take 4 different prescription pills daily, at various times, often at meals, and will be taking them indefinitely. I'm not concerned with hiding my taking of pharmaceuticals completely, but the methods I've tried so far (carrying the original bottles, putting all the pills into one container and digging out the right one, getting one of those 7-day plastic organizers) can be unwieldy and makes me feel like a "sick person" (and telegraphs this to others). My dream pill container would be like an old-school stainless steel cigarette case, but with dividers inside for the different pills. I'm looking for something I can pop open, grab a pill, toss the thing back in my bag, and look non-medicalized (and maybe even a little classy) while doing it.
posted by the jam on Jun 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me find a blanket that doesn't die in the dryer!

Why can't I find a soft blanket that doesn't fall apart in the dryer??? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Dec 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Should I Eat This (Color Changing Vitamin)?

I have a vitamin tablet that changes appearance when in the same pill organizer with my other daily meds. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Nov 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me help myself take vitamins?

I want to take vitamins/multivitamins, but I have a very difficult time swallowing large and/or uncoated pills. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Oct 20, 2009 - 42 answers

A spoonful of sugar doesn't work well with cats.

Confuse-A-Cat-Filter: How to best trick a cat into swallowing a pill. Help, plz. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Oct 6, 2009 - 48 answers

How can I get my sister help for her addiction/depression?

My sister has an alcohol and/or prescription and/or depression problem. What can I do to help her, and in what order? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2009 - 7 answers

References to books in pill form?

Desperately seeking references to books in pill form. Or liquid form. Or as a tasty spread. [more inside]
posted by Devoidoid on Aug 15, 2009 - 12 answers

help me sleep... PLEASE.

Please help me sleep. Please :( [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jul 28, 2009 - 51 answers

I took MDMA for the first time and have some questions

I took MDMA aka ecstasy for the first time the other night. I was nervous about taking it, but now looking back, I don't regret it at all. I can easily say it was one of my best experiences. But... [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jul 26, 2009 - 57 answers

Where can I get my generic prescription pill analyzed for contents?

Where can I get a prescription pill analyzed for chemical contents? [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jul 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Bitter little pill

I want to take birth control pills again. But in the past I've had lots of problems with the three different pills I've tried. I know you are not a doctor, or my doctor, and I will see my doctor. But your experiences with birth control might help me make my choice when I do see the doc. So please, tell me, have you ever taken a birth control pill WITHOUT loss of libido, mood swings, madness, weight gain and skin issues? If so, what pill did you take? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jan 2, 2009 - 41 answers

Trying to decide if I should stay on birth-control pills or not.

Trying to decide if I should stay on birth-control pills or not. Please help. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Dec 9, 2008 - 30 answers

Why does swallowing a pill feel so clumsy?

When I swallow pills with water, why do I frequently feel like the pills have gone out of my mouth and into the water's container? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

store in a DRY place -- storage of pills in rainy season

What is the best way to store pills when one is faced with 90-90% humidity everyday because of rainy season? [more inside]
posted by dbooster on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Alternatives to shoving pills down my cat's throat?

Help me trick my cat into eating his pills. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on May 17, 2008 - 20 answers

*gulp* *ack* *phtoo*

Why make one enormous pill instead of two smaller ones? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Mar 31, 2008 - 34 answers

What are some tricks of the Dr. Feelgood trade?

What are some techniques and tricks of pill-pushing celebrity doctors? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Nov 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Birth control blues

I am in my foruth month of Microgestin pills. I started taking the pills to help control my blackheads but just this month I started breaking out with really bad cystic acne. I tend to get deprresed easily and have always had severe cramps. I was wondering if anyone with matching ailments has any advice on birth control. I have taken several and quit early on due to spotting or worsening cramps. I am thinking of switching to Yasmin because of its reputation with acne sufferers. Any suggestions?
posted by madmamasmith on Nov 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Mother's little helper?

What the heck is in Actipril, and what is it used for? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Sep 17, 2007 - 6 answers

safe combination?

I just took two tylenol, two advil, and two little white blood-pressure reducing pills with a little z on them. Is this ok? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jul 24, 2007 - 14 answers

What are some simple ways to remember to take my medication 3 times a day?

What are some simple ways to remember to take my medication 3 times a day? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jul 12, 2007 - 26 answers

Pilling the impossible cat

I've never had a cat as hard to pill as this one. What can I do to get her to take her pills? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Jul 1, 2007 - 31 answers

Help me relate to my friends who have mental health issues

How do I better relate with people on anxiety and anti-depressant drugs? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Mar 13, 2007 - 29 answers

Birth Control hiatus-- good or bad?

Birth Control filter: Is it going to negatively affect my health if I skip taking my birth control pills for a month (during which time I will assuredly be abstinent) and then go right back on them once I'm back home where I can renew the prescription for cheap? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Mar 6, 2007 - 25 answers

Fish Oil Pills - Once a Day or Three times a Day

I've started to take Fish Oil pills and wonder about the prescribed guidelines. The directions say to take one pill three times a day (they are 1000mg's each BTW). It would be far more easy for me to take three at a time. Will I do any harm or will my body not be able to absorb all the goodness if I take them at once?
posted by mmascolino on Nov 5, 2006 - 19 answers

How do drug companies pick the colours for pills?

How does colour-coding of medications work? For instance, Prozac is typically the combination of green and white, and the generic brands also perserve this colour. Is there some kind of universal system that pharmaceutical companies adhere to? How are the colours of medications determined?
posted by perpetualstroll on Oct 28, 2006 - 13 answers

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