Pills (tablets) are relatively easy to swallow. They are oval, medium size, with a very small amount of 'covering' (so it doesn't get stuck to your tongue or taste horrible). I haven't had any [stomach] difficulty tolerating it. I changed to this brand of vitamin (after running through several others since my Apex vitamins became more scarce). One of the main reasons I chose this vitamin is that it didn't provide too much of the fat-soluble vitamins I get enough of regularly -specifically vitamin A - and it provides selenium. It's been several weeks, and I the vitamins seem to be providing the nutrients I need to supplement. Alos, the bottle I received had over a year before expiration. I was needing a multi-vitamin with iron that didn't make me sick. These worked for me, other brands didn't. So, I'm happy with these.