In Advices like "take some vitamin C", "take some aspirin" etc. Take mean buying or eating?


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"Taking medicine", "taking a pill", "taking an aspirin", etc. all mean to consume the medicine, whatever it may be.

  • We eat food. We don't normally use 'eat' in relation to medicine, we normally use words like 'swallow', 'inhale', 'inject', etc. I have asthma and I take a medication called Fostair (beclometasone dipropionate and formoterol) twice a day using an inhaler. Dec 23, 2021 at 11:35
  • Although the British National Formulary lists products like 'Fortipudding', a diet supplement used in cases of malnutrition, and I would think you eat that. Dec 23, 2021 at 12:44

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