(Closed) Swallowing Pills

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have to take large pills with soda.  The bubbles sort of distract me.  If I try it with water, I choke on them and they come back up.  

Post # 4
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839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yes, when I clicked on this thread I thought it was going to say “how should I take large pills,” and I was going to suggest taking them with a thick drink! It definitely helps! Not only will the thickness of a smoothie help get the pill down, but the cold will soothe your sore throat!

 

Post # 5
Hostess
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t have an issue with larger pills, never have. But I do remember when I was little my Mom used to crush them up and put them in some strawberry jam. My best friend just leaves them whole, and puts them in a spoonful of jam. It might be worth trying! 🙂 

Post # 7
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3785 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes a thick drink helps. If it’s still difficult try putting them in a purée (applesauce pudding, yogurt). If you are fine taking them just with liquid that’s perfectly fine! I am an SLP and work with patients with swallowing disorders 🙂

Post # 8
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13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I suck at swallowing pills.  I’ll have to remember to try this the next time I have to take “horse” pills for something.

Post # 9
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

This is what I do too 🙂 I struggle with swallowing tablets that are paracetamol-sized, but if I take them with squash or juice rather than water, they go down fine. It also helped when I had to take some fairly chunky antibiotics 🙂 

Post # 10
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556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AB Bride:  There are certain pills, one antibiotic in particular, that aren’t super large but will burn horrendously going down. I didn’t know this when I took them and I ended up burning my esophagus! Turns out you’re supposed to take it with pudding or yogurt so it slips right down your throat.

Post # 11
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1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I take a ton of pills a day, and am so used to it that it’s never a problem and my phamacist never says anything to me (is it a good or bad sign that when I walk up I never have to tell them my name? Haha.) WHenI was younger and first taking meds daily, my mom would have me take them with food (they were fine to take w/ or w/o food). I would have a bite in my mouth and pitch in the pills. I would sometimes take them with a bit of smoothie as tehy went down easier. Some of my meds (not my usual ones, but I take a few times a year) taste really atrocious, so I tend to take them with a smoothie or yogurt

Post # 12
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AB Bride:  I am the same way! I can swallow big pills no problem, but for some reason the teenie tiny ones don’t want to go down lol. I think it is partly because I do not drink anything when I take pills (like how some people put them in their mouth and hold them there and then take a drink)

Post # 13
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4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LilliePad:  Yes!  A smoothie orrrrr if you want an excuse for a millkshake that’ll do it ;D

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