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    #1

    "to use" vs "to take"

    hi,

    what's the correct verb to use when refering to medication?

    "Can I use/take eyedrops for dry eyes?"

    "Are you using/taking your sleeping pills?"

    I found both on the web.

    thanks.


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    #2

    Re: "to use" vs "to take"

    If you are swallowing the medication = to take.

    If you are applying the medication externally = to use.

    As we all know, the internet is not always accurate.

    Having said that, it is possible to ask if someone is using medication.

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    #3

    Re: "to use" vs "to take"

    thanks.
    what if the medication is an ointment?
    thanks.

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