Help please? by literaryfurball

Does anyone know where I might get ibuprofen, aka Advil or Motrin, in the form of a liquid, chewable tablet, powder or any other shape that doesn't require swallowing pills/tablets/liquigels? I recently developed some difficulty swallowing pills and until I see someone about checking my throat for an obstruction, I have to find a way to take pain meds.

Help please?


3 January 2016 at 06:58:07 MST

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    You can simply crush a pill/tablet into a powder and swallow it with a glass of water. Same for naproxen. There's an oral naproxen suspension but it's designed more for smaller juvenile doses. Only the delayed-action/extended-release versions must be swallowed whole (because otherwise they aren't delayed, natch).

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      Sorry this reply is so late, I really appreciate your advice, I did try taking the pill as a powder which worked, in the sense I didn't have difficulty swallowing it, however I did find that afterward I would have an intense burning sensation in my mouth. As for the naproxen, I have had no results in regards to pain relief with naproxen but I did very much appreciate the suggestion. I eventually did find juvenile strength chewable ibuprofen which works fine as long as I take the adult recommended dose. Thanks again for your advice!