How do you stop a gag reflex when on the pill?

How do you stop a gag reflex when on the pill?

How do you stop a gag reflex when on the pill?

Fill a plastic water or soda bottle with water. Put the tablet on your tongue and close your lips tightly around the bottle opening. Take a drink, keeping contact between the bottle and your lips and using a sucking motion to swallow the water and pill. Don’t let air get into the bottle.

How can I make my swallowing pills more comfortable?

Here are seven tips that may help:

  1. Drink lots of water. It’s the No.
  2. Try the ‘bottle’ method for tablets.
  3. Try the ‘lean forward’ method for capsules.
  4. Try a lubricant.
  5. Practice with different head postures.
  6. Put your pill in soft food.
  7. Tell your doctor about any changes.

How do you get anxiety from swallowing pills?

Practice with a Tic Tac or small piece of candy or food to help overcome the fear of swallowing. Turn your head to either side while swallowing, which can help. Before cutting or crushing a pill, always check with a pharmacist. Some medicine is timed or extended-released.

How can I take pills without swallowing?

Try placing a pill on the back of your tongue, drinking water, tilting your chin down toward your chest and swallowing. You can also try putting the pill on the tip of your tongue, drink water and tilt your head back to swallow.

How do you get rid of the gag reflex trick?

One technique is to use a toothbrush on your tongue:

  1. Using a soft toothbrush to brush your tongue until you reach the area that makes you feel like you might gag.
  2. For about 15 seconds, brush that area.
  3. Repeat the process once a day until you no longer feel the urge to gag begin.

Why does it feel like I have a pill stuck in my chest?

Dull, aching pain in the chest or shoulder after taking medication is a warning sign that a pill may be lodged in your esophagus. Having a pill stuck in your throat is uncomfortable as is, but certain medications manifest more irritating effects, such as acid reflux, when they break down in your esophagus.