Practice Makes for Perfect Pill Swallowing

December 31, 2006

Children and adults who have troubleswallowing pills can practice with anempty over-the-counter drug capsule.

Children and adults who have troubleswallowing pills can practice with anempty over-the-counter drug capsule.The patient fills his or her mouthwith water, puts in the capsule, andtilts the head forward. The capsulewill float to the top of the water at theback of the throat, where it can beeasily swallowed.-- Richard Honaker, MD
   Carrollton, Tex