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    Default Alternatives to oral medication for toddlers - available in Australia??

    Hi,

    I have the unfortunate luck of being the mummy to one of the most stubborn, determined, strong willed little girls I have ever met.

    Anyway, despite one thousand attempts to get her to take her medicine for tonsillitis, she flat out refuses.

    I am therefore wondering if anyone has ever been prescribed chewable tablets for their children here in Australia. I was thinking if so, it might be worth passing them off as "special lollies"...but I don't want to look like an idiot when I take her back to the doc and he tells me to just persist with the oral preparation as that's all that's available here...

    It's at the point where she will make herself vomit if I try to force it.,

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    I had chewable tablets when I was a kid. They didn't taste very nice though, and I don't know whether they're still available.

    HTH a little bit

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    Hmm.


    Might investigate that if she shows no improvement tomorrow.

    Thank you.

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    Is it antibiotics you're trying to give her? I can remember having the antibiotic injection in my bottom for tonsillitis. Go back to your gp and ask for the injection if it is. Works so fast and made me feel better, much better than trying to force down tablets with a hugely infected swollen throat.

    Hth..

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    Thank you .

    Yes it's antibiotics . Didn't even consider injections but will be asking for sure next time.

    This kid is definitely a new breed of stubborn.

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    If you have a good compounding pharmacy near by. .. they can do amazing things with meds these days. .. which can include chewy lollies etc.


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    Where would I find a list of compounding chemists ?

    I would imagine injections are more readily available tho right?

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    Maybe Google your local pharmacies and it might list it on their website. Chemart chain often compound. If you're in a city area I'd say you'll find one.
    I live in the gold Coast. .. there are only 2 on the entire coast. .. so yeah. Not super common.

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    Um yes to injections. ..but I would think much harder to facilitate on a daily basis.

    The other downside of compounding is that it can be $$

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