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in cystic fibrosis kids, how do you get them to swallow the enzymes?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Open the capsules: Enzyme capsules can be opened and the beads sprinkled on food or mixed with a food such as applesauce. This works well as long as the food is not acidic and the child doesn't chew the beads. There are also cups with a ledge to hold a pill or capsule that help a child learn to swallow pills with liquids. Teaching a child to swallow jelly beans can also work.

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