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clairbaire123
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This morning when I took my pill, I began to drink water from my water bottle and in the middle of it I began to cough. I just stopped and didn't think there was a problem until about maybe 20 min later I drank from the same bottle and thought it tasted funny and spat it out. I looked at the bottle and there was white stuff, flakes. I guess the pill went into the bottle when I coughed. I took another pill immediately to "make up" that pill. Was that the right thing to do? And if I did happen to swallow a bit of the water with the first pill, does that affect my pill at all?
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If you felt that your pill did come back up in the bottle, then yes, taking another pill was the right thing to do.

I'm not sure what you mean by your second question.

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Oh like because the pill possibly could have dissolved in the water and if I drank some of that water, is it like taking another pill or would it not have an effect on pill effectiveness or anything like that
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You know, I'm really not sure of the answer to that. The best person to address a question like that to is a pharmacist or your healthcare provider.

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I would suggest spilling out any more water that is in your water bottle and rinsing it out.

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Oh yeah I did rinse it out and stuff! I didn't swallow the water because when I thought it tasted funny I immediately spat it out and rinsed out my mouth and brushed my teeth. I was just asking in case a teeny tiny amount got past me, I mean I was told an extra pill doesn't decrease effectiveness so I thought this would kinda be the same situation but not as huge a deal because if ever I did swallow, it was such a tiny amount. Not something I actually intentionally swallowed because I didn't intentionally swallow
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I spoke to my pharmacist and she said there isn't anything to worry about and that if I did swallow anything it would have been such a small amount and not anything of concern.
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SORRY!! I didnt realize I was on another person's topic. so sorry!!

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