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

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Dr. Robert Fink
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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