Absorption and metabolism of orally administrated drugs

Orally administrated drugs dissolve in the stomach where acidic drugs are absorbed. Alkaline drugs are absorbed in the first part of intestine. Absorbed drugs are transported to the liver where most of the drugs are metabolized. Some drugs are re transported to the small intestine for further metabolism. Edited by Ashraf. Medications that you swallow travel from your stomach or intestine into your bloodstream and then are carried to all parts of your body. This is known as absorption. The speed with which this occurs depends on several factors: The type of medication you are taking – e.g. liquid or tablet Whether you take your medication with food, after food or on an empty stomach The ability of your medication to pass into your bloodstream – some medications have a special coating and dissolve slowly in your stomach How your medication reacts with the acid conditions in your stomach Whether your medication interacts with other medications you are taking at the same time

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