Medication can affect urine color, pharmacist says

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 20, 2020
By: Tsai Min-fang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

0.Unusual urine color or tablets in stool can be normal for people taking medication and not a cause for alarm, a pharmacist said.

Drugs come in many forms and vary with pharmaceutical advances, such as sublingual tablets that introduce effects rapidly, coated tablets that ensure medication is released in the intestines and time-released tablets, Changhua Christian Hospital pharmacist Tsai Min-fang (蔡旻芳) wrote in an article published on April 2 in the Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper).

Certain time-release tablets use specific coatings so that the medication slowly “seeps” through, giving it a steady and long-term effect, she said.

Ultimately, this coating is ejected from the human body along with excrement, which is why some people might see medication tablets in their waste, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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