3 doctors weighed in:
How do I get my child to take his medicine? He's very stubborn.
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Who is the parent!
Children need to understand why.
But it could also be the taste. Compounding pharmacies can make virutally all medicines palitable. Remember, taking medicine makes children feel different and reminds them something is wrong, partuclarly with chronic issues. I have this problem with adolescents coming with parents who don't take their medications regularly. Some with serious illnesses.

In brief: Who is the parent!
Children need to understand why.
But it could also be the taste. Compounding pharmacies can make virutally all medicines palitable. Remember, taking medicine makes children feel different and reminds them something is wrong, partuclarly with chronic issues. I have this problem with adolescents coming with parents who don't take their medications regularly. Some with serious illnesses.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
835K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors