I have always had a problem getting an Ocuvite down but it has gotten so bad I decided I had to do something. After checking with my doctor I learned it is alright to cut the capsule and swallow the liquid contents. It seems to work better to cut just the first 1/8 inch off and use your index finger and thumb to squeeze the juice into your mouth. I know it has a really strong taste but it is not a bad taste. And if you swallow once and follow with a chaser it is over quickly. Much better than the capsule getting caught in your throat and leaking it's contents for 15 minutes or more. This is of course not going to get the whole nutritional value (some liquid will remain in the crushed outer case) but it is much better than giving up taking them at all.