For patients resistant to swallowing pills, not even liquid medications and flavoring agents may make the medicine go down. And many medications (such as those for ADHD) are not available in liquid form. Non-compliance with a medication regimen is a major reason for treatment failures.
To solve this dilemma, Oralflo has introduced a "pill swallowing cup" for kids 4 years of age and older. Brilliant in its simplicity, the Oralflo cup is designed to use the natural swallowing reflex to help a child swallow pills without difficulty. The lidded cup is half-filled with liquid, and the pill is dropped into the drinking spout, which contains a plastic grate. The child drinks naturally from the cup, and hopefully the pill follows the water down the gullet. The cups cost $10, and are available directly from the Oralflo Web site,