6 Quick Tips for Getting Kids to Take Medicine

Some kids only take a medication every once in a while, such as when they are sick. Others take one or more medications on a daily basis. Either way, life can be miserable if you've got a kid who won't take medicine. Here are a few quick tips to try. Keep in mind that every child is unique, and not every idea will work with every kid.

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Pay Attention to Taste

First things first -- if a medication tastes bad, you will always have a struggle getting a kid to take it. The best way to find out? Ask your kid (for an older child) or taste it yourself (for a younger child). Don't just smell it. Some of the best-smelling children's medications taste absolutely terrible. If it tastes bad, talk with your pharmacist about ways to improve the taste. Liquid medications may be flavored, or other alternative medications may be available.

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