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>Pill Swallowing Advice?

June 29, 2011

>How have you taught younger kids to swallow pills? The Dr.’s first choice trial for an ADHD med for Hope is one I’ve been hoping we could try. But it must be swallowed whole.

So far we have been practicing trying to swallow Tic Tacs with and without a pill-swallowing cup but are only at about 20% success. Putting the Tic Tac in yogurt doesn’t work either.

Her specific problem seems to be not being able to gulp; she swishes the food or liquid around in her mouth before swallowing. Any ideas?

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  1. Chrissy permalink
    January 19, 2012 10:18 pm

    My son is 12 and still couldn’t swallow a pill. He takes Adderall capsules that I used to put in ice cream or pudding. But the taste got so bad for him he didn’t want to take it anymore. We practiced with Tic Tacs and empty capsules along with pill glide spray, he just couldn’t do it. One day I was shopping for pet supplies online and came across a pill popper. Light bulb went on in my head and I bought one, It was less then $5.00. Tried it one morning and he was doing the happy dance! He could finally swallow his pill !!! Best idea ever and now he takes his pill every morning with no problems! It’s wonderful!

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