Gel Caps or Coated? Pick the Right Pill

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It seems like there are thousands of different formulations for over-the-counter meds these days—gelcaps, quick-dissolve tabs, and more. And those differences aren’t just to make them look pretty, says Elsa-Grace V. Giardina, MD, a cardiologist, clinical pharmacologist, and professor at Columbia University Medical Center. Some you might see:

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