Chapter 10 intro to clinical pharmacology edmunds 7th edition

Enteric medications are given into the GI tract through?:
Oral, NG, or rectal route. (Pg. 93)

When should oral medications not be the preferred route of administration for a patient?
They cannot be given to a patient with a lot of nausea , who are vomiting or who are unconscious. (Pg. 93)

Capsules
Gelatin containers that hold powder or liquid medicine. Timed-released or sustained-release of medication. CAPSULES MUST NOT BE CRUSHED, OPENED, OR CHEWED because irritation and excessive or lessened drug activity may be produced.