coated pill

coated pill

(1) A nonspecific term for a pill or tablet with any coating (colouring, flavour enhancement, controlled-release).  
(2) Enteric-coated pill.
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India, May 10 -- Unlike her husband and former US president Bill Clinton, who administrated a sugar coated pill to Indian Parliamentarians post-Pokhran on non-proliferation, CTBT and dialogue with Pakistan in March 2001, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton does not mince words or believe in diplomatic parlance of the bygone era.
Having recently experienced a pharmacy problem when VA changed a medication 1 had been using for several years from a coated pill to an uncoated one--which consequently caused me serious stomach distress--made the issue even more timely.
Laboratory manager Rob Davies examined the content of the 100 salmon-pink sugar coated pills.
Enteric coated pills are designed to release their drugs when the pill has gone through the stomach and entered the intestine.
They are incapable of providing acceptable pill piece-part equivalency when attempting to split odd-shaped and/or coated pills like, Cialis(R), Zocor, Pravachol(R) and Imitrex Oral(R).
The new patent covers the design for specialized, medication-specific splitters of odd shaped and coated pills.