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Swallowing difficulties and Medicines: Does it matter?
| By David Wright
Most medicines are taken by mouth in the form of tablets or capsules, but for many people, even those with a healthy swallowing function, it can be a challenge to swallow solid oral medications. There are many reasons why people struggle, it may be due to illness, ageing or just a general aversion to swallowing solid medicines. Whatever the reason, research shows that medicines are missed, tablets are crushed and capsules are opened by patients and carers trying to find a solution to the problem. Read more →