Helping your child to swallow tablets

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This leaflet offers practical advice to help your child swallow tablets or capsules.

  • Being able to swallow tablets or capsules is an important life skill. Even quite young children can learn to swallow tablets.
  • Children may prefer to swallow tablets rather than having unpleasant-tasting liquid medicines or crushed tablets mixed with food.
  • This leaflet gives some general advice about helping your child to swallow tablets, and some of the different approaches you can try.

The full information leaflet is available to download (PDF) by clicking on the link below:

Helping your child to swallow tablets 


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