Do you prefer taking tablets or injections?

Nairobi, Kenya
September 26, 2017 4:13am CST
Some people won't take medicine especially if it is swallowing tablets. Some people prefer taking tablets and won't accept getting administered with a syringe. Some medicines are only effective when directly injected to your blood. I don't wish for anyone to be sick but I would like to know your preference when it comes to taking medicine. :)
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@ilocosboy (37526)
• Philippines
26 Sep 17
Oh please no syringe, I would only take tablets, capsules or syrup
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
Why not syringe?
@aureliah (18980)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha Most people do not like that pain and the syringe itself.
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
@aureliah I always feel pain it Pierce my skin only. I always tell myself that it won't last a second. hehe
@1hopefulman (32661)
• Canada
27 Sep 17
I hope that I don't ever need medications but If I do I would prefer tablets over injections. Matthew 9:12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) 12 Jesus heard them say this. So he said to them, “It is the sick people who need a doctor, not those who are healthy.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep 17
Wow! You mean everything in the world has a message about it from the bible? Thanks for quoting the bible. I mostly catch colds but I hope not to get seriously sick
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@1hopefulman (32661)
• Canada
28 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha I think that's we all hope but when we do get sick we appreciate competent doctors.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep 17
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
I can take anything so long at it heals me. Before I was afraid of syringe but since of the regular visits to the hospital because of my weak immune system, I'm immune to syringe now. lol
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Lol. You are the first to say that you are immune to syringe. :) But that is nice to know
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha Hahaha, thanks it's because when I was a child there would be 2 or 3 nurses holding me cause I kept on struggling since I'm too afraid of syringe. When I'm hospitalized which basically every year they always give me injection. So I say i"m immune to syringe now. lol.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 It is understandable for when you were a child. :) Most children are always stubborn but all the fear ends after growing up :)
@ridingbet (59691)
• Philippines
26 Sep 17
i can inject a medicine with least pain. i can take tablets, syrups, or intramuscular injections as well.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
So everything works out for you. That is very good. :) What would you advice for someone who fears injections?
@ridingbet (59691)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha he should be injected by a light hand nurse, that one who pricks without pain. i developed that skill from the hospital where i worked as the head nurse.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@ridingbet Nice. I like your advice. So people should be coming to you for injections :) mhh
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@prashu228 (25503)
• India
26 Sep 17
I am very afraid of syringe..lol..and sometimes tablets too. Syrup is okay
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
Haha. But syrup is for babies
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
26 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha Didn't you know,that @prashu228 is like a baby?
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
@silvermist hahaha. Really?
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7 Dec
I prefer tablet .
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• Nairobi, Kenya
9 Dec
Me too :)
10 Dec
@mildredtabitha mee three
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@sharon6345 (138882)
• United States
15 Dec
don't mind taking meds but I will refuse for the side effects.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
16 Dec
Side effects are always unpleasant
@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 17
I'm not afraid of needles but if I have the choice of taking tablets then I would choose tablets of course.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
20 Oct 17
That's nice. I would also choose taking tablets over injections because it is easy to discontinue medicine if it doesn't work. With injections, you can't reverse it if it turns out to be wrong medicine
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@DrEdwi (50)
5 Oct 17
I can take any with a fuse. My goal is to get well and move on with life and I can't be choosy.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
5 Oct 17
That's nice. You have a positive attitude. You are right. The end goal is to get better :)
@rubyriaz007 (4292)
• India
29 Sep 17
I prefer taking tablets than taking injections...
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• Nairobi, Kenya
29 Sep 17
me too
@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
26 Sep 17
Tablets and syrups are fine by me, I was afraid of syringes when young lol
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
I like tablets too but I am not afraid of injections anymore hehe
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
27 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha I don't remember getting injections for the past 9-10 years, so I don't know hahaha
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@vsai2008 You are so lucky. I had my last injection in my mouth this year April
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@shubhu3 (18568)
• New Delhi, India
26 Sep 17
I am afraid of syringes.
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
You should close your eyes. You won't feel pain
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
26 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha You will if the nurse is a klutz...I had one last time I was in the hospital that seriously couldn't give a shot or draw blood without leaving a bruise on me
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
@JolietJake Which part of the body did you receive the injection?
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Sep 17
Tablet over syringe any day. I do have one medication I take by IV.
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
What do you mean IV
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha Don't read that as a Roman numeral, each letter separate. I V, something they put in your arm to give you medication.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@just4him Now I get it. I have also had that on my hand few years back. They would leave a small syringe on my hand and then they put medicine through that hole without removing the syringe
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• Guangdong, China
26 Sep 17
If the tablets could cure the illness, I won't take the syrine.
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
That is nice. I also prefer taking tablets. :)
@aureliah (18980)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
Is it the pain or the sight of it?
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
@aureliah for me, I don't care about the pain. Seeing the syringe is what scares me
@aureliah (18980)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
I always hope not to have these two options but I would prefer a one time injection. I never finish my dose of tablets.
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
The good think about injection is the medicine goes directly into your system
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@aureliah (18980)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha Yes and you don't have to deal with bad taste.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
@aureliah Medicine for malaria is always bitter. I always wish they give me an injection instead
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
11 Oct 17
Oh my world, I'll go with injection any day, anytime. I hate the sight of tablets.
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Oct 17
That's good. Injections are effective :)
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
12 Oct 17
@mildredtabitha it's the best for me.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Oct 17
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@wongchoiyee (7421)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 17
Both is okay for me but I am a bit scared of needles though.
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
I am also okay with them but I prefer tablets :)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 17
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@wongchoiyee I also see
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
27 Sep 17
Id do almost anything to avoid a shot. In fact when I had a c-section afterwards, I never took a pain shot as I hate them so much. Much prefer a pill, l have had to have shots when I went to the ER but didn't like it at all!
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Sorry about that. I also prefer tablets. It seems some medicines don't have tablets made of them and so we don't have an option
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@Ithink (10500)
• United States
27 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha No but they should figure it out for us! lol
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• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep 17
@Ithink Yes they should. Injections might look like a shortcut to getting medicine into our body but it is very risky.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
26 Sep 17
It depends on which cures my illness.But I dislike syrups.
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
I was thinking syrup is only for babies. hehe
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@aureliah (18980)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
29 Sep 17
For my Diabetes I prefer a Pen or injection as in Insulin. Pills did nothing for me, and a pen is a lot easier to remember to do.
• Nairobi, Kenya
29 Sep 17
Nice. Tablets do not have that much effect and that is why they are subscribed for us to take many days