Have you ever brought back up your medication?

@winterose (39914)
Canada
June 13, 2008 10:58am CST
Has this ever happened to you before? I am having a cup of tea, and I took the four pills I have to take and felt like throwing up, I thought it was because of the taste of the pills on my tongue, well I took tea with it to wash it down and I gagged for a minute and brought everything back up, Has that ever happened to you before? I am not sure what to do know, the pills did not have a chance to dissolve and enter my system, just I just act like I took them or take them over again?
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18 responses
• United States
13 Jun 08
Call your Doctor and ask him or her what you should do. This is not something you should attempt to answer on your own, without proper medical advice. In the future, I would try taking the pills one at a time. I have several that I also take on a daily basis, and am unable to handle swallowing several of them at once. Also, water seems to be the best way to take a pill, as it won't melt them on your tongue as fast as a hot drink will. Please call your Doctor and then let us know his or her advice!
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@GardenGerty (110091)
• United States
13 Jun 08
The advice of one at a time is also very good. I do not take meds, other than a lot of vitamins, and sometimes if I take too many it does cause me some problems. You are right, water is the best for getting them down.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
thank you ladies,
@Nana530 (286)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I have had this happen with antibiotics. I always call my doctor to see what to do. And he usually tells me not to take them and changes my meds. But I don't think I would re-take it without checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Just to be on the safe side. Here's wishing you good luck with getting your meds. down in the future. You know some medications are supposed to be taken with water. Hope you get the problem solved soon.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
thanks hon, they just said to take at the next scheduled time.
@beeeckie (803)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Sometimes I take all my vitamins on an empty stomach, and that almost always leads to nausea, especially if I'm taking them with green tea. Try to eat something first.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
thank you beeeckie, I should have
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I have throwed up pills before and it was so gross tasting...Well,if you just took them and they didn't have a chance to disolve then it might be safe to tak them again but it is best ot ask a Doctors opinion first before doing this just in case, we don't want to have you overdose by accident. I have retook pills especially if they came back up almost solid but gel caps disolve way faster then tablets so I guess it would seriously all depend on the type of pill your taking also.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thanks for your concern hon, I asked and they said to just take them at the next scheduled time.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jun 08
well I think that is probably best. WOuldn't want to overdose yourself just in case they did get into the bloodstream already. I have seen people though take a half dosage before but we listen to the professional on something as serious as this.
• United States
16 Jun 08
I only take onen pill at a time. Then afterb 1/2 hr., I take the next one. If I take two or more, it tends to come back up. But I never take it again unless I see the pill in the sink. Sometimes hot tea or coffee can make one nauseaus, so I only take it with cold water. It seems I'm taking meds all day long, but the pharmacist told me to space them out. If you're in the hospital, the meds have to be dispensed all at once - for time-consumong reasons - but I tell the nurse that if I take it all at once, I will throw up; she leaves it in a cup, along with water in another cup.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thanks so much for your response, I take them all at once because they are all to be taken with breakfast, then I have two for supper, there actually is one that is supposed to be taken before the others but when I do that I forget what I have taken and what I haven't and so I just take them all at once.
• United States
20 Jun 08
I make a schedule with times of when my father should take his meds (he has 13). He checks it off as he takes each. They are scattered throughout the day. Maybe you can do a schedule too.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Hello winterose, It happened to me when I tried to take it without any water. I was in the airport that time and out of water and decided to just chew it..Gosh, I felt like throwing it up but I also need to swallow it for my own sake..I did eventually but promise to myself, I will try my best to have water all the time..
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
yes I am going to make sure that I have water with my meds from now on too.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I have never had this happen to me personally. I think I would try to take it again at a later time after my stomach settles down a bit. If youi have to have that medication to make it through the day, I would take them again some time later. You may want to ask your pharmacy or physician to make sure though, just to be safe.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
they just said to take them at my next scheduled time thanks hon,
@GardenGerty (110091)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I would take them with water, and depending on what they are, take them over again. It is important to be consistent with your meds so you get the best benefit. I am not sure what would have caused you to bring them back up, though.
@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
I called the hospital they just said to take them at my next scheduled time.
• Poland
13 Jun 08
I think you can try to hide them in a piece of bread or something and swallow them with it. You shouldn't be able to feel their taste then.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
oh this was the first time that it had happened.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I think I would call the pharmacy or the doctor's office and let them know and see what they say to do. If they did come back up I would think they might tell you to take more but then again they might now. This did happen to me before with a pill for neausea and it come back up so I did take another one but I would check to be sure if I was you.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
thanks hon, they said to just take them at my next scheduled time.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Unfortunately, I take so many pills and am so sensitive to pills and chemicals with my fibromyalgia, that I have to take a seperate prescription just for the nausea. When that one runs out, I can't even think about taking the others.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
I have fibromyalgia as well and I and this is the first time this happened to me though.
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• United States
16 Jun 08
Thanks for the best response. PM me and I'll tell you what the doc gives me for nausea. It helps get those other pills down.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
13 Jun 08
i would call my doctor & ask him what to do , maybe even your pharmacist could tell you. try taking them w/some applesauce . they go down pretty easy like that. good luck.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
this is the first time this has happened to me I have been taking these pills for years now.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
14 Jun 08
i hope it doesn't happen again. try the applesauce, it works well. hope your weekend is going good.
• United States
14 Jun 08
i can't take them all at once especially if i don't eat drink or eat something,I got real bad heart burn the other day too because i dry swallowed some.I just have to remember to something in my stomach.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
yes I should have eaten something that is true.
@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jun 08
I have had that happen when I did not drink enough water with them so since then drink a full glass of water so they do not dissove in my mouth or taste bitter and upset my tummy. also I take all my pills with my meals to keep from upsetting my stomach too.
@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
Yes I should have taken them with water and eaten something as well.
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
hi winterose! There are medicines that the body doesn't want to entertain and the body language is to throw it up. This is how I understand my own body language, that's why, I am sensitive to its signs. If the body doesn't like certain medicine, other vital parts of the body will suffer, like the liver, kidney, lungs and heart. If the liver doesn't like it, the body becomes hot or fever occurs, if the kidney is affected, the lungs will tell you by coughing it out, or there is obstruction in the heart through breathing. He, he, this is how I observe my body about taking in pills or medicines.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
I have been taking these pills for years it is the only time it happened.
@gemini_rose (16193)
13 Jun 08
I have done this before, and as the tablets had not been in there long enough to get into my system I just took them again. But I am not sure what to recommend to you, I would not like to tell you to retake them and you ended up ill. I guess you should just do what you think is the best.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
thanks so much hon, have a nice day.
• Canada
13 Jun 08
This does not happen to me wih pills, but oh my goodness, if I ever try to take liquid medication. Yech!!! Happens to me all the time, and of course in the case of liquid it's een worse. Yuck. That's why I don't take liquid meds at all. I can swallow horse-pills, but can't do liquids.
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@winterose (39914)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
yea some pills are just too big.
@ElicBxn (60981)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I'd suggest taking them again - if you can see them
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