(This is a comment and win post! We will be giving away free product to FIVE of our commenters – so keep reading and find out if you want to be one of them! Guess what – Canadians can enter too!)
I laughed and wrote back saying that there was no need to send me a sample! I am already a dedicated FLAVORx customer and had been meaning to post one day to let you all know the secret to getting your kids to take their medicine.
WHAT exactly is FLAVORx and why do I want to tell you about it?
FLAVORx is a behind-the-counter system that is available at pharmacies. It uses medically designed and scientifically tested flavorings to combat the bad taste of liquid medicines. All of the flavorings are FDA approved – AND moms and dads – THEY work!
Let me tell you how I know…
Since my son was an infant, he has refused to take medication. (We are talking gagging, spitting and even projectile vomiting!) At times I even had to resort to giving him suppositories when he had a fever because no matter what I tried, I could not get liquid medicine to go down his throat (and stay there!) When he was two I would explain to him that he needed to swallow it or else I would have to give him the medicine “the other way.” He would choose “the other way” because he hated the medicine THAT much! Needless to say, this was traumatizing for BOTH of us. I mean really!!! That is just NOT something you want to do! But when your child is burning up with fever, you don’t have a choice! (Fortunately I eventually found one brand of chewable ibuprofen with one particular flavor that I could get him to take – but I never had luck finding an acetaminophen that he would tolerate.)
So a year and a half ago Jackson needed some antibiotics. The doctor warned me that it was especially nasty, bitter stuff. “Great,” I thought, “I better buy a lot of chocolate to try to bribe and chase this stuff down.”
But when I went into the pharmacy, the rep for FLAVORx was installing the new system for the pharmacists. The pharmacist looked at the prescription and warned me that this was not going to be easy. Then her face lit up with an idea. “Would you be interested in trying this new flavoring system? We haven’t used it yet – you would be the first.”
“OF COURSE I would be interested!!!!” So the rep took my son’s medication and started adding drops of bitterness suppressants and flavor. The pharmacist then handed the potion over. We looked at Jackson our little test bunny (there was not a better tester for such an idea than him!) and I poured him his dose.
Remember that old Life commercial with Mikey, “He likes – he really likes it!” Yup – that is what happened. My kid LOVED it!
(The only problem that I had now was listening to him whining for his next dose of medication and begging for just a bit more! But let me tell you – that was a much better problem to have!)
That pharmacy now has my absolute devotion. I will not fill my son’s prescriptions anywhere else.
So if you are filling liquid prescriptions for your children, the lesson here is – look for a pharmacy that carries FLAVORx. You will be so glad you did!
BUT, this company is too smart! Now you can have the flavorings at home too to fix any other medicines or unpleasant liquids. The company has come out with a do it yourself kit called FlavorIt. It comes with everything you need to help save the day and get medicine in your child. (You can use it for yourself too – there is no shame in it!)
FlavorIt is only for sale so far in the US, but I am in Canada and like I said, some of our pharmacies do have the behind the counter FLAVORx. My pharmacist has told me that they will fix over the counter medications like fever reducers as well. So just look for a pharmacy that carries FLAVORx!
If you want to try FlavourIt, leave us a comment and we will randomly draw FIVE winners from the commenters on Wednesday night just before midnight Eastern. I will post the winners Thursday morning.
You are not required to link back to this contest although you might want to so you can let your readers know. They might want a chance to try FlavorIt too.