My doctor went to the doctor for a strip throat, and instead of them giving her liquid medicine they gave her pills but she's having a hard time swallowing them what should I do

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Ashley - posted on 02/04/2014

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Yea I already got them filled. It was just four pills but they are so big. I tried bringing them up for her but she still had a hard time getting them down. This the first time they gave her pills to take instead of liquid

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2014

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But, honestly, most pediatricians will ask if LO can swallow pills...so maybe they were swamped and forgot to indicate "liquid".

You can also (if you've not filled the scrip yet) ask the pharmacist to sub in a liquid, rather than pills. They'll have to call the office to confirm, but its an easy substitute

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2014

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Call the physician and request a liquid medication. Either that, or teach your kid to swallow pills...which is a good skill to have for the rest of your life, actually...people look at you really funny when you request liquid antibiotic for a 16 yo because they can't swallow pills...

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