Depending on your child’s maturity, this is most often successful in children starting around age six. This method is a great way to reduce the drama and achieve success in short amount of time. And most importantly, it can save a lot of money at the pharmacy counter. Compare the cost of a year’s worth of liquid Zyrtec/cetirizine versus a year’s supply of generic Zyrtec/cetirizine tablets. The cost savings is sizeable!
- Purchase a pack of mini marshmallows.
- Tear them in half and have your child practice swallowing them with some water. They tend to slide right down.
- Once they have the hang of it, try putting the tablet in the mini marshmallow. (This is a trick that can be used with pets, too.)
- Once confident and over time, see if your child can swallow the pill by itself.
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