From: Steve Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Any cheap vits out there??
Date: 3 Nov 2005 20:42:51 -0800
> The one where I said, due to my job, I get to examine poops from other
> I see undigested PILLS all the time, so I know what I'm talking about!
> It ain't no urban legend.
> It is, however, most often age related. I see it mostly in poops from
> older patients.
But what you see probably isn't vitamin pills. There are a number of
pills in which the drug (or mineral, as in some potassium pills,
classic being Klor-Con) is leached from a wax matrix in the GI tract.
Patients may pass the matrix and think the pill hasn't done it's job.