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What can u mix a crushed pill w so they will take it

Ive tired applesauce...she still throws a fit about taking it.

My DD is 12 and cannot swallow pills, she is on an antibiotic that doesnt come in liquid form therefore I have to crush the pill and add it into something so she can take it, but the applesauce isnt working she still tastes the pill and refuses to eat it!


Asked by taralynn74 at 9:44 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Health

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Answers (21)
  • When I was younger I couldn't swallow pills and my mom always mixed it with sugar.......normally I couldn't taste the pills that way.

    Answer by colethky at 9:50 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • What about yogurt?

    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:45 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • How about, Peanut Butter? Yogurt? Ice Cream

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 9:45 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Putting it in a smootie? Good luck. I hope she's well soon.

    Answer by Angellinda at 9:46 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • My DD is on seizure meds and we have used chocolate pudding and even ice cream. As long as she eats all of whatever you put the pill in it should be okay. We crush my DD pills up and she is pretty good about taking them. The only thing with crushing them is that sometimes they taste bad that way,

    Good Luck!

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 9:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Call the doctor and tell them she won't take her medicine or can't and ask them for a shot. Its easy and over and done with.

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 9:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Have you talked to a compounding pharmacy? As a veterinarian, we use compounding pharmacies all the time! They can make most ANYTHING into a yummy liquid!

    Answer by MishOrion at 9:49 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Yogurt? Pudding? Her drink? Oatmeal? Good Luck Mama!

    Answer by janieishappy at 9:49 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • sugar

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:45 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • You could have the doctor write for visiting nurse to give it to her in a shot once a day see which she likes sauce or a shot?

    Answer by MELRN at 9:48 PM on Sep. 9, 2010