caplet

noun

cap·​let ˈka-plət How to pronounce caplet (audio)
plural caplets
: a capsule-shaped medicinal tablet

Note: The name Caplets was formerly a U.S. registered trademark.

Examples of caplet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The caplets are designed to be easily swallowed and absorbed by the body, ensuring maximum efficacy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Aug. 2023 Due to the size and composition of the caplets, it’s advised to take them with at least eight ounces of water. Casey Seidan, Ms, Rdn, Cdn, Health, 27 June 2023 The caplets feature ingredients that align with vegetarian preferences, providing a versatile supplement option. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2023 The only thing that helps take an edge off of my pain when walking are two Tylenol Arthritis caplets and two ibuprofen, taken together. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2023 The general rules for Aleve dosage are: Take one tablet, caplet, gelcap or liquid gel every 8 to 12 hours while symptoms last. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2023 Each caplet is vegetarian-friendly, so even those with specific preferences can enjoy a high-quality supplement from a household name. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Each caplet contains a potent dose of 500mg of magnesium oxide, which absorbs quickly and gets to work right away. Alyssa Edwards, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 If given the option, choose a tablet over a gel caplet, which is more likely to break down over time. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of caplet was in 1937

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“Caplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caplet. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

caplet

noun
cap·​let ˈka-plət How to pronounce caplet (audio)
: a capsule-shaped medicinal tablet
After Tylenol capsules were twice contaminated with cyanide, … the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company phased out capsules entirely, replacing them with either capsule-shaped tablets known as caplets or gelatin-covered tablets, known as gelcaps, that look like capsules.Malcolm Gladwell, The Washington Post
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