Popsicle stick exploder pill:
Make some struts, popsicle stick exploder [link] style,
then surround them with powder and compress. Slight
wetness or pH change sets off the exploder rods and the
pill turns to tiny fragments in the stomach, making
absorption more rapid. This would be good
little pills like Aleve or many others.
An improvement on this would be to make the tension
sticks out of something like jello that plumps with water
or pH. I think PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) does
Also, when the pill explodes it could explode into sudden
release components and gradual dissolve components
giving 12 or 24 hour effectiveness.
Now I can imagine critics saying, "Isn't this completely
The dynamics of pills dissolving also puzzles me. I think
it is possible that, like untearable snack wrappers, some
pills are just inexplicably badly made.
Compare a generic Vivarin with an Aleve. When you put
it in water the generic Vivarin slumps into a goo rapidly,
just swirl it around to make caffeineated water. The
Aleve tablet just sits there.
Why? It is not enteric, it is just tough. Worse yet a
person with a headache could imaginably wait 15
minutes or more for the thing to start working. Like a
hard to open snack wrapper perhaps it is just messed up.
So, even though the instant dissolve pill already exists
this is an idea for a pill that energetically disassembles in
although I know it is supposed to be one idea per post:
zotz pill returns zero finds at a search engine. Have
pullulan (breath strip material) or laser perforated
gelcap ends with less than a burp amount of zots mixed
with naproxen or other ingredient. The half centimeter
blob of foamy drug is instantly activating.
Edible alka seltzer.