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osprey891992 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:10:27

Hi, I am a new member with a 9 year old son who is on 20 mg of EquasymXL. How do parents/carers get their children to take the capsules? It's a nightmare, is it ok to break the capsule into yogurt?

FJCE83 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:17:18

Our boy is ok taking them with water but when he first started we did use to sprinkle it on to yogurt. Just have to be careful that he doesn’t chew it though. I’ve heard some people practice taking tablets using tic tacs, night be worth a try.

osprey891992 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:58:09

Thank you FJCE83. Did they work just as well sprinkled in yogurt as with water?

FJCE83 Wed 07-Feb-18 14:24:52

Yes they worked exactly the same, you’d only notice a difference if he chewed them in the yogurt. My understanding is if this happened then the medication would be released into his system quicker.

osprey891992 Thu 08-Feb-18 14:37:27

Thank you really appreciate your help.

ASDismynormality Thu 08-Feb-18 14:39:21

I really he will learn to swallow the capsules as it’s a slow release medication. You can sprinkle on yoghurt but will be less effective.

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