My daughter is 9.5yo... she just wasted two doses of her medicine (antibiotics to try and kick this crud all three of my kids have had for over a week now) because she wouldn't swallow them and kept making herself puke... she took a bigger one than these just a few days ago, after much fighting and arguing but she took it, this time she just got so hysterical she ended up puking all over herself and the floor and threw up both pills in the trash... i don't know whether to call the doctor and ask for more or just try and get her to take the rest for the next few days and hope its enough... she only had to take 2 today and 1 for the next four days, she has 3 left cause she wasted the first two and we finally just let her chew the 3rd one although I really don't think they are supposed to be chewables... Sigh.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Dec. 17, 2012 in Kids' Health
My son was able to swallow pills at the age of 4. I wasn't able to until I was an adult. Is she able to take it with food such as applesauce, yogurt, etc?
Answer by JeremysMom at 5:19 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 64991 Level 34 Kids' Health 101
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:25 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 336252 Level 49
It all depends on the kid. Me and my oldest didn't have issues with pills. But my youngest brother did. My mom would crush pills up and put it in syrup. Don't they make meds for kids as liquid now days.
My DH hate taking vitamins. He says they are to big. He take the adults chewables.
Answer by louise2 at 5:27 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 91997 Level 37 Kids' Health 101
Answer by Dardenella at 5:27 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 198981 Level 45 Kids' Health 101
Answer by idareyou at 5:44 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 23100 Level 25 Kids' Health 101
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:51 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 336252 Level 49
You will be doing her a disservice by not teaching her how to swallow pills, she willl then turn into an adult with a pill handicap!!!!!!!!! I have a 28 year old niece who is like this.....not good not to mention embarrasing.....
Answer by older at 5:54 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 2035128 Level 68 Kids' Health 101
Answer by older at 5:55 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 2035128 Level 68 Kids' Health 101
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:16 PM on Dec. 17, 2012Credits: 147148 Level 42 Kids' Health 101
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