For example, if you insist on buying Advil instead of store brand ibuprofen. I mean, you’d be wasting your money in that example, but you do you

  • @TheButtonJustSpins
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    203 months ago

    You’re absolutely wrong about Advil. Advil has a tasty candy coating.

    • BaroqueInMind
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      63 months ago

      The liquid gels are so profoundly better than the other types of pills that I’ve stopped purchasing any other brands or kinds of ibuprofen forever. Liquigels are the GOAT

      • @jeffw@lemmy.worldOP
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        53 months ago

        I read a study recently that found it really only ends up working like 10 minutes faster than the regular kind.

          • @ColeSloth@discuss.tchncs.de
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            33 months ago

            I do powders for headache medicine. When I want that to work, I want it working yesterday. Dissolve in like 4 ounces of water, drink, and go lay down in a dark room.

        • spicy pancake
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          83 months ago

          depending on what you’re taking it for those 10 minutes can be worth it

        • BaroqueInMind
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          43 months ago

          Also, yes the OP of this thread is correct; the sweetener added to the capsules for all branded Advils are really nice, and the coating they put on all their pills allows for smoother swallowing (so smooth that I normally don’t take them with water anymore). Literally nothing comes close this these fucking amazing pills they make.

        • @OhmsLawn@lemmy.world
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          33 months ago

          I’m in the process of slowly replacing my screwed-up teeth, and ten minutes means a lot when you’re in pain. I haven’t had the liquigels in a very long time, but I’d consider buying them for the faster response time.

        • @pixelscript@lemmy.ml
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          As a child I was raised in a household of chewable Tylenol tablets. Those were the only pills I really knew, particularly for mild pain relief.

          In gradeschool, I had a day where I developed a splitting headache. I was sent to the ““nurse””, who, by nature of this being a small town American public school, was just the school office secretary armed with a bottle of child dose Advil tablets. I was promptly given a couple tablets to take, and was shooed off to the drinking fountain. Instinctively, I chewed the tablets. Within minutes, they came back to see me, along with my breakfast, and I was quickly sent home. The valuable lesson I took away from that day was, “chewables are for babies, grown-up pills are swallowed whole”.

          Growing older, I became accustomed to increasingly annoying pills, which only further cemented that lesson. The culmination was probably being forced to swallow huge capsule pills while having a throat swollen and raw with strep. I just accepted that “real” pills are swallowed whole, and they suck, and that’s just how it is.

          Much later in life, I was visiting my parents while recovering from a pub crawl. My mom offered me some Tums to combat some heartburn I was having. Somehow I made it far enough into life to drink alcohol but not know what antacids were. I was handed two US silver dollar sized tablets. Flashing back to my previous mistake when taking unknown pills, I swallowed them whole. I was embarassed to learn after the fact that they are, in fact, meant to be chewed.

          The morals of this story:

          1. I apparently have no problem swallowing any pill or tablet.
          2. I am a fucking idiot and always have been.
    • @shalafi@lemmy.world
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      53 months ago

      I take Advil Cold and Sinus to help me breathe. LOL, the brand name certainly has a sweet coating vs. the generic! No difference in effect, and it’s not like I’m chewing it up first.

      • Otter
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        63 months ago

        Probably to strike a balance between making it easy to get down and discouraging kids from eating them