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kellyjk4
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(I changed the Subject name so everyone would know this is for a child)

My son has trouble swallowing pills, so he's on liquid Ceftin. It tastes terrible and leaves an aftertaste.

What can I give him afterward to help get the taste out of his mouth? He hates it so much that it's hard to make him take it.

We've tried water, soda, milk, juice - nothing helps.

[ 07-10-2011, 03:59 PM: Message edited by: kellyjk4 ]

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Sometimes the pharmacy can add flavor. I don't know if that would really help, though.

Can he work on swallowing pills? It will make his life much easier if he is treating Lyme for a while.

How about a spoonful of chocolate syrup?

I mix my Mepon in juice and that helps. The Ceftin uncoated pill was worse than the Mepron, though, so I can only imagine how awful the liquid is.

One more possibility is that if he is going to be taking it a while, ask if there is something else he can take instead.

Good luck.

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My daughter is on liquid Ery-ped, basically liquid ethromyocin, if spelled right. It's flavored and still tastes nasty. We put a drop or two of strawberry milk syrup in it (like Hershey's but it's strawberry) to help her get it down.
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It is hard to get them to drink a med that tastes so horrible. Mine learned to take pills...even capsules..pretty early if we offered him a chaser of root beer. We are on ceftin and zithromax. My son is supposed to start taking it, too. I think you might be able to cut up the Ceftin into smaller pieces...not certain, but that might help him....to have a smaller bit to swallow followed by a yummy chaser.

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The pharmacy added bubble gum flavor, but the Ceftin taste is just too strong.

I tasted it, and it does taste like the pills, just with bubble gum added.

When I gave it to him last night, we tried a (very) chocolate milk chaser and some peanuts. He didn't freak out as much.

I'm going to pick up some mini M&Ms today and have him swallow those, then move on to regular M&Ms. He doesn't get much candy, so I think it might work.

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I really do appreciate it.

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In my experience with this, the mini m&m's work pretty well, or anything that tastes strong after, just to take the taste out of the mouth. My daughter is a candy freak, so the promise of candy usually motivates her to go ahead and take pills or liquid. She did learn to take pills at a young age which helped some. Best of Luck

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Both my kids took Ceftin in pill form...ages 8 & 10..Ceftin comes in different pill sizes, I requested the small white pills the size of a motrin.

Cut in 1/2 with pill cutter and put it in ice cream so they'd swallow half at a time... Worked like a charm!!

They knew the pill was in there..but MUCH better than fighting with liquid form which is GROSS!!

They will have to swallow eventually...glad I started them young, They'd NEVER do liquid again..since pill form is faster and easier!

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