9 Clever Ways to Help the Medicine Go Down

Disguise the Taste

Your pharmacist can add flavors such as chocolate, root beer, and watermelon to liquid meds for just a few extra bucks. "Sarah was on antibiotics for five months straight when she was just over 1 year old -- every day!" says Heather Greene, of Emmaus, Pennsylvania. "Luckily, we had her amoxicillin flavored, and she liked it. She called it her 'moxie.'" Even OTC meds can be flavored by your pharmacist -- the cherry taste of a cough medicine can be masked by a banana flavor your child prefers.

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