This cup supposedly makes swallowing pills easier and effortlessly. The shelf where the pill rests is actually on the inside of the cup, though the photo makes it look like its on the outside.$3.99 from Miles Kimball
What loser would need that?I certainly wouldn't use that, it's just a waste of time and probably a bigger hassle than some of us need.
hahah! Only losers take pills!! Winners use a syringe!
that would probably be good for nursing homes. less trays (1 for drinks, 1 for pills) to carry when handing out the daily meds.
Maybe kellykat is right.
I don't know how conceniant that would be, because what if you missed the little shelf for the pills and you dropped it in your drink.And it looked like you'd have to take big horse pills for it to work. What if you just had to take little ones? I don't take pills so I wouldn't know.
This is a good idea because i used to have to chew my pills in order to get them down. (i guess i haven't had as much practice as sliding things down my throat as per the previous ANON poster.)I now take 32 different pieces of medicine and this would been useful to me in the beginning. And with the low price - hoe could ya lose?
This is a good idea because i used to have to chew my pills in order to get them down. (i guess i haven't had as much practice as sliding things down my throat as per the previous ANON poster.)I now take 32 different pieces of medicine and this would been useful to me in the beginning. And with the low price - how could ya lose?
This is hardly new... let alone strange. To the poster who said only a loser would need that - how about a child who never took pills before. When I was very young I had to take medication for the first time. For a long time I chewed the tablets and anyone who knows about medications, chewing reduces the effectiveness of some meds. I used this cup and it helped me learn to swallow pills.For the poster who said it only works on larger pills, not true, you just have to have pills large enough not to slide between the rails. I used it on both very small and larger pills.Great product, but again... not strange or new at all.
This actually works really well. As a child I learned to swallow pills using one of these and so did my daughter. I found this blog when looking for one of these cups for my son. It works unbelievably well for children!
This cup works wonders. I have looked all over to buy another. It helped my young children swallow large pill form medication that was not available in liquid. Also great for anyone with pill swallowing difficulties. Highly recommend!
Yes! I found it! I used this for my children when they were young, they learned to take pills easily. Just drink the water and when it's gone so is the pill. Works wonderfully! I have tried to find it in CVS, Walgreens, to no avail. So now I can teach my grandkids to swallow pills!
I used this cup nearly 30 years ago to teach my son who hadd CF to swallow meds. I am now looking for one for my granddaughter who has recently been dx with cf for her meds where are these sold??? help please.
Had same problems with swallowing pills (both big and small). Found something a lot easier and better then cup. It's called Spray'n Swallow. Found it on-line. You spray it on the pill and then just swallow pills with water (or any liquid). Really works great.
Winners use syringes? You need to go ahead and check yourself into rehab. It is perfect for kids and adults alike who have trouble swallowing a pill.
What unbelievably insensitive loser would post that first "loser" comment??? My daughter has leukemia and this cup made the extremely traumatic but necessary job of learning to swallow pills for chemotherapy a little easier! Even the small kids [1 and 2 years old] had to take some pills and they are disgustingly bitter and, for already nauseous tummies, couldn't be crushed or mixed with food. As soon as we got home, I went online and found these and bought 10 more for the hospital kids room to give out to newly diagnosed kids. You would try ANYthing to help your kid--this won't work for everyone, but it did help us. Is my daughter a loser for getting cancer before she learned how to take pills????
I really need this. I have to chew my damb pills.
This might work well for adults too. I'm an 18 year old who's never swallowed a pill. Where can I find these?
We live ind Denmark, and found this on the internet. We bought it in a large Wallgreen a year ago in Phoenix, Arizona. Its great for children.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals sent me one of these for my son with CF and I think it's brilliant! The loser is the person who thinks he/she knows everything about everyone and would leave such an insensitive comment. I see that the comment is quite old now, but I couldn't help but respond. That someone would take the time to come up with a tool to help train a child how to swallow a pill, who's life depends on it, is an angel!
There's nothing about being a "Loser" in using this product. It's how I learned how to swallow pills and I want to use it for my kids. Trouble is, no drugstores carry them anymore and it's a real shame!
My daughter has a HORRIBLE gag reflex. Seriously, when she was an infant, I had the doctor try to give her some liquid Tylenol and he had never seen an infant gag so quickly and profusely, I might add! YUCH!Anyway, she recently needs to take pills on a regular basis. I can't find these cups anywhere around here, but will keep looking.BTW, to the syringe guy, if you are still around - that is, my 58 year old sister still uses these cups and I'll bet she is more successful than you could even dream about!
you can buy a very similar cup to this online at www.oralflo.comworks great!