How To Avoid Choking On Medications

June 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Posted in Health Concerns, Healthful Hints, Helpful Hints | Leave a comment
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Before swallowing vitamins or medications, make a conscientious effort to momentarily hold your breath while swallowing to help prevent choking during the swallowing process.

If you find it impossible to swallow capsules or tablets with a sip of water, ask your pharmacist if crushing the tablet or opening the capsule and mixing it with a spoonful of applesauce won’t compromise the release properties of the vitamin or medication.

If that is not feasible, ask a compounding pharmacy if it’s possible to formulate your medications into a formulation  which can easily be ingested.

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