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Drug Solubility *

Difficulty
Time Required Average (6-10 days)
Material Availability Readily available
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety Adult supervision is required. Do not consume any of the medicines you test.
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Abstract

When you take medicine, it needs to dissolve in order to be passed into your bloodstream to have an effect. On the other hand, the drug needs to be packed into a small, dense pill to make it easier to swallow. How does the delivery method of a drug change how quickly it enters the bloodstream? Compare different brands of a drug to find out which brands dissolve the quickest. Does the pH of the stomach (which is usually between 1 and 2) matter? Compare coated to uncoated pills: does the coating make it more difficult to dissolve? Compare traditional pills to gel capsules: which ones work the best? (Ashleigh R., 2002; Nicole. S., 2002)

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