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Enteric coated tablet are only to make the medication easier on the stomach. The coating all comes off at about the same time in the body and the entire dose is absorbed. SR, CR, slow-release, controlled release, are manufactured to release the dose of medication slowly over usually 12 hours. They are not for the protection of the stomach but to allow once or twice a day dosing of medications. If a SR/CR is crushed or chewed before swallowing, the entire dose will be absorbed at once and could be very dangerous resulting in overdose.

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What is the difference between a chewable and an enteric coated tablet?

An enteric coated tablet has a shell that prevents it from dissolving in the stomach. If chewed the shell will be broken and the medicine will encounter the stomach wall. Enteric coatings seek to prevent this because some medicines are harmful to the stomach but not to the small intestine where they are digested.

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