So, I get back to the hotel room and call my mother after grocery shopping.
The pills look a little big (vitamin c - orange flavor) but I pop one anyway.
That's when the tablet starts fizzing in my mouth. A disconcerting sensation, to say the least. My conversation becomes muddled as I resemble a pet with rabies, and dig through the trash to find the box.
Apparently, these tablets are to be dropped in a glass of water rather than administered orally. Ooops.
I really have to start reading the directions when I'm tired.