Even when a medicine tastes good and will help your child feel better, they often fight the medicine dropper, teaspoon, or pill that you are trying to give them.
Some new technology is making it less of a battle to get kids to take their medicine, including:
- better-tasting versions of medicines, such as Orapred, a steroid which many kids prefer to Prelone.
- longer-acting medications, so that your child doesn't have to take his medicine as often.
- capsules that can be opened and sprinkled on certain foods, including Adderall XR and Ritalin LA for ADHD and Prilosec for reflux.
- flavorings from FLAVORx to make your child's medicine taste better.
Children's Tylenol MeltawaysAlthough the benefit of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines is often debated, it is clear that most kids benefit from taking something to reduce their pain and/or fever when they are sick. The new Tylenol Meltaways come in 'fun flavors' and quickly melt in your child's mouth. They are available in two strengths, including Children's Tylenol Meltaways for children 2 to 6 years old and Jr. Tylenol Meltaways for older children from age 6 to 11.
Triaminic Thin StripsTriaminic is the first brand to come up with something totally new. Their Thin Strips are a thin film form of medication that simply melt on your child's tongue.
Although your kids will likely appreciate the taste and how fast they dissolve, their ingredients leave much to be desired. For example, the Triaminic Thin Strips Cough & Runny Nose is just Diphenhydramine HCl, like Benadryl.