If you struggle or can’t swallow pills, don’t buy pill cutters or swallow aids without trying the Pill Skills Method first!
You will gain an understanding on why you shouldn't use pill splitters, crushers, grinders or swallow aids, as well as learn about the Pill Skills Method.
This article identifies existing swallow aids and why they don’t solve the root cause of the problem, as well as the added expense of liquid/chewable medicine. It will also introduce a new solution - the Pill Skills Beginner Kit.
Swallow aids DO NOT teach a person how to swallow pills. Some may find success swallowing pills when using them, however it typically does not permanently solve their pill swallowing problem or needs. Pill swallowing is an important life skill for both adults and children to learn.
Swallow aids include:
- Swallow cups
- Flavored coating
These products do not address the root cause and are all inconvenient. They must be carried on the go and do not work for all pill shapes and sizes. The person is dependent on using the aid to swallow pills and many must be purchased multiple times.
Even worse than swallow aids are pill cutters. Pill cutters can be dangerous, as many medications CANNOT be crushed or cut. Time-release pills that are tampered with present grave danger and can lead to overdose. This is because they are designed to gradually release in your body over an extended period of time, but when tampered with can have an immediate release. The medication’s absorption can be altered leading to decreased adherence and increased side effects.
While some medications may come in liquid or chewable form, not all medications do. Additionally, liquid and chewables are 5-100x more expensive with a plethora of cons.
However, the Pill Skills Beginner Kit is unique because it DOES teach a person how to swallow pills. It is the only product on the market to do so. It is designed with 7 progressive levels and varying pill sizes to build confidence for those who haven’t learned or can’t swallow pills. It includes instructions, a progress log, and helpful hints to encourage learning.
Do you struggle to swallow pills? What have you tried?
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