Grandson Refuses to Swallow his Concerta Pill

Linda - posted on 05/23/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 12 year old autistic grandson with developmental delays recently started taking the Concerta pill. He refuses to swallow this pill (any pill). His behavior has been off the charts at school & home. He use to be very compliant & obedient however he is now exhibiting destructive and rebellious behaviors. Difficult to reason with him. Doesn't understand cause and effect. Any suggestions on how to get him to swallow this pill without so much drama. He cleverly hides it in the back of his mouth & splits it out. HELP, we are stressed & exhausted!!

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Anonymous - posted on 05/25/2015

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You may be able to hide the capsule inside of something? Maybe like a mandarin orange piece and have him swallow it whole?

Linda - posted on 05/24/2015

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Yes, it is a time-release capsule. It works beautifully once it is taken, however, the drama it takes to get him to take it is the issue. Any ideas??? We sure could use some options. Thanks.

Anonymous - posted on 05/24/2015

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When I was a kid, my parents would crush my medicine and put it in my applesauce. I'm assuming it's a time-released capsule?

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