You should talk to your stoma nurse. What type of coating do the capsules have? If there is any kind of coating, or if they are gel-tabs, your stoma will spit them right back out the same way they went in. I tried taking Allegra ( a coated capsule) with my ileostomy and please imagine my shock and chagrin when the pill was found floating in the bag. It's also the reason the nurses will tell you to take regular tablet pain relievers instead of "fast-acting" because with an ileostomy your digestive process is considerably shortened and there isn't enough time for those coated or gelled thingies to dissolve. So, will it get stuck in your stoma, probably not. Will it dissolve into your system - likewise, probably not if it is coated or gelled.
diagnosed Endometriosis 2001
first surgery 2003 - lesions found in rectum
7 major procedures in 2007 including 10-hour endometriosis dissection, ileostomy, RV fistula closure, ilestomy takedown, colostomy
No longer taking testosterone, codeine, vicodin, xanax, or receiving acupuncture 2-3 times a week
Loving life and re-entering "the world"
still taking the occasional valium :)
Back at work and enjoying "perspective" on life...