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Swallowing Medications Without Water?

Swallowing Medications Without Water?

Does anyone take their medications without water?
The reason why I ask is because I constantly see actors in tv shows ,movies who just grab their pills and swallow without drinking any water and I'm thinking does anyone ever do that in real life because honesty if I even tried that I would probably choke or have that uncomfortable feeling that something is stuck in my throat.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I grew up taking multiple pills at once without water. It's just natural for me at this point. Unless the medication specifies an amount of water to take with it, I normally dont. However some medications say they work better or worse with additional water so it all really depends.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Negative but you can use something else like juice or tea

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sometimes I do. I've developed the ability to salivate automatically when thinking of taking a pill so that has made it possible to swallow them if I need to without water. I developed this ability when I was about 12 and started having many migraines, so many that I always carried aspirin and didn't always have water available.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I do sometimes. There are time when I my drinking cup would be empty, and I would take my meds with out the drink. But, before I take my meds, I try and collect up the saliva in my mouth. When I think there’s enough saliva, I then take the meds. Although it doesn’t always work 100% . A lot of times, the medication would get stuck in my throat on its way down.

Another alternative way I have swallowed my meds, is by food. If I’m eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just snacking, I would take the meds while the foods in my mouth.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member I was told not to tillt your head back. Ever sense then it works. I guess its different for everyone right? ☺️

posted 4 months ago
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