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How To Take Salt Tablets?

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My daughter has been prescribed salt tablets, but she is not very good at swallowing pills. Can we dissolve these in water? Also, one of her main symptoms is stomach upset, so I am hesitant to even start the pills. Do any of you have any tips to keep the stomach upset at bay? Thank you!!

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I do not have a problem with my stomach with salt pills. However, I do sometimes have problems swallowing and I have to swallow a lot of pills. One trick I learned is to put my chin down to swallow. It is counterintuitive but it really helps.

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I used to babysit a little girl who had to take a pill for her asthma. She couldn't swallow it, so we put it between 2 spoons, crushed it, and then mixed it in a teaspoon of strawberry jelly. She ate it off the spoon that way. Maybe you can verify with the doc or pharmacist that something like that would be a safe way to administer it. I would think you could use peanut butter or anything gooey like that to mix it in if it's ok to crush it.

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When I first started taking salt tablets I dissolved them in water, it made it taste horrible to me but it worked. I just kept at trying to swallow them and now I can, I ALWAYS eat something no matter how little with it to help avoid any upset stomach.

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Back in February I was given some pain pills I could hardly swallow, and my doctor suggested coating them in butter to help. I also do the chin down thing, but my body has this thing where it will start swallowing, and then stop, so they kinda just hang there sometimes. Butter helped.

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