The familiar song notwithstanding, sometimes a spoonful of sugar doesn't make the medicine go down. Taking medications, especially for a child, can be a tricky experience that is very difficult to swallow. This can make "medicine time" a stressful and overwhelming experience for some children and parents, and it may make treating your child's bedwetting more difficult. Although different children will react differently with difficulties in taking medication, the consequences are usually the same - the medication is not taken as directed, resulting in the child not receiving the full benefit of their medication.
Did you know that there may be more than one option for your child when it comes to taking medications? There are many different options available to help with your child's bedwetting, including overnight diapers, bedwetting alarms, behavioural techniques, and medications. Similar to migraine, cough, cold, and asthma medications, bedwetting medications are available in various dosage forms, including tablets and quick-dissolving tablets that melt in the mouth. Finding the right dosage and form can help your child take their medication more easily and as directed.
Your doctor can help you choose the right form of bedwetting medication based on your child's experiences. For example, you may want to ask yourself some questions before seeing your child's doctor, including the following:
- Does your child gag or throw-up when you give them oral medications to swallow?
- Does your child seem to have trouble swallowing oral medications, especially pills?
- Are there times when you don't have access to water?
- Do you want to limit the amount of liquids your child has before bedtime?
If your child has difficulty taking their bedwetting medications, you should talk to their doctor or pharmacist about what other options are available - whether they are on the medication for 3 days or 3 years.
Interested in trying a different option for your child?
Talk to your doctor about the difficulties that you and your child are experiencing with taking bedwetting medication. Other options are available, and your doctor can help you find a solution for your child.
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