Our Every Day Solution For A Stress-Free Medicine Experience: FLAVORx
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FLAVORx. As always, all opinions are my own.
It is no secret that medicine time for kids, especially small children, can be HARD on both them, as well as mom, dad or the caregiver administering the medicine. Trust me, I am raising my hand high on that one. 😊
If you have been around here a while, you are probably well aware that our son, Tucker, is on a daily heart medication. We have excitedly decreased this administration from 4 times per day to only once per day, but it does still mean he takes a liquid medication every single day without fail. In addition to various illnesses, such as ear infections, pink eye, flu, and more, he has certainly had his fair share of yummy medications, to down yucky! Our 4 year old, Charli, has undoubtedly had her fair share of illnesses requiring medication as well.
It is undoubtedly the worst feeling as a parent to have to stressfully force-feed your small child a medication that they are refusing to take due to its horrible taste. When a child has trouble taking liquid medicine, it can be a stressful experience leading to tears, tantrums, and, sometimes, a longer illness. (We have definitely had our fair share of doses that were spit out, leading to additional stressful administrations – and not to mention…. Not all prescriptions are cheap!) This is why a solution such as FLAVORx, available at our local CVS Pharmacy, has quickly become our go-to. FLAVORx is our every day solution for a stress-free medicine experience!
Tucker’s liquid medication can be filled using one of FLAVORx’s many available flavors, making him actually ENJOY his medicine time each evening. Instead of having to quickly provide him a drink to wash it down with, it is now more of a “treat” experience. As a mom, I am LOVING it!
FLAVORx exists to make the medicine-time experience better for all involved – especially the child. It allows kids to choose what taste they prefer – and even LOVE – while getting their prescription at the pharmacy. To date, pharmacists have flavored over 150 million prescriptions safely. FLAVORx is offered in over 46,000 pharmacies around the United States.
When a child is sick, it can be immensely difficult to get them to take a medication they truly need to get better if it has a taste that can hardly be tolerated to be consumed. We’ve had this experience during illness, but also with Tucker (our 2 year old) that has been on a daily medication for his heart for his entire life.
Taste is such a HUGE factor when it comes to getting kids to swallow their medicine. By allowing kids to choose their favorite flavor and making the medicine more palatable, FLAVORx empowers children to take ownership of their wellness, makes the medicine-time experience more F-U-N, and reduces the stress levels for parents and caregivers. We were grateful that Tucker was not a difficult medicine-taker his entire first year. Now that he has gotten a bit pickier over the last year medicine time has gotten increasingly difficult, as his daily liquid medication for his heart is not an easily consumed flavor.
FLAVORx offers flavors to fit even the pickiest kid’s taste buds, from popular favorites like bubblegum and grape, to more unique options like mango and sour apple. The flavors are sugar-free, gluten-free, dye-free, and casein-free. Additionally, the flavors do not contain: milk or milk products, egg or egg products, soybean or soybean products, peanut or peanut products, tree nuts, gluten, wheat or wheat products, grain, fish or seafood, shellfish, seeds or seed products, latex, or dyes. As a family with allergies, we approve!
It is also not lost on me that not every medication can or should be mixed with outside additives. One of my first questions was regarding this for Tucker’s daily medicine. FLAVORx has a cool feature called the Flavorbot. This feature helps you discover which of their yuck-busting flavors works best with the medicine your child is prescribed! You simply just find the medication in the drop down menu and watch the Flavorbot give you the best flavor options that are available for that specific medication. It simply could not get any easier!
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