From the flu and RSV to colds and COVID, it's the time of year when respiratory illnesses are hitting families around the country hard. After holiday travel and family gatherings, the post-winter break return to school often marks a swift uptick in kids getting sick. In many cases, kids need an antibiotic, antiviral, or over-the-counter medication to ease the sore throat, fever, and sniffles, and get them back to feeling better. When kids have trouble taking those important medications, the tears, tantrums, and spit-out doses make the experience even worse for everyone. Fortunately, pharmacies can help.
Pharmacies that offer FLAVORx can customize the taste of most liquid medications to make medicine-time easier for kids and parents. Aversion to medicine can start early in life and have long-lasting effects that make the experience stressful for both kids and their parents. Letting kids choose the flavor of their medicine not only improves a bad taste, but also helps kids take ownership over something that previously out of their control.