The German magazine "Abbotken Umchau" reported that there are some medications available in the form of tablets, while others are in the form of capsules such as plant extracts and nutritional supplements, as such capsules can be swallowed more easily.

She added that many patients prefer the capsules because of their neutral taste and smooth surface compared to the medicinal tablets, and the large capsules can be swallowed by tilting the head forward, not backwards as is common, and the capsule is taken with a dose of water, so that it swims in the mouth and glides in the throat better.

Alternatively, capsules can be opened and their contents mixed in water or yogurt, but this method may be dangerous with capsules with a layer of acid resistance to stomach. In such cases, the pharmacist must be asked before opening the capsules.