So, if you have difficulty swallowing pills, you may be wondering what you should do if you can’t crush them.
One recommended method is known as the “pop bottle method”. To follow this approach, you put the pill on your tongue before placing your lips tightly around the opening of a water bottle, tilting your head back and sucking the water down along with the pill.
There’s also the “lean forward technique”, which involves placing the pill on your tongue and taking a sip of water before leaning forward and swallowing. This causes the pill to float toward the back of your throat before you swallow, helping the pill to go down more easily.
It can also help to place the pill in your mouth after the water so that you are less likely to feel the pill itself on your tongue.
These techniques have helped people to take their medication but might not work for you. If any of these approaches cause you to feel like you’re choking or are generally ineffective, it may be time to speak to a healthcare professional so that it does not stop you from taking any medication you may require now or in the future. It could really help to speak to your GP, especially if you are worried it may stem from a larger problem, but your pharmacist also is also extremely knowledgeable when it comes to medication and taking it correctly.
If you are interested in finding out more about the morning after pill, visit our website to find out more about ellaOne®, check out some of our features on topics like sex education and learn about others’ experiences with the morning after pill.
You can also buy ellaOne® online but if you would like to further discuss ways to make it easier to swallow pills or anything else at all about ellaOne® with a pharmacist, you can buy ellaOne® at a pharmacy too.
ellaOne® 30mg film-coated tablet contains ulipristal acetate and is indicated for emergency contraception within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Always read the label.