... have passed a tablet in my stool. Is this normal? Am I getting the effects of the time release? What can I do to make sure I am getting the medication for my allergies? It seems like I passed the entire pill and not just the shell. The research I have done it seems like often times time release medication is coded so the husk of the medication so to speak will pass. It appears as though it was the whole darn thing in my poop?