Doctor approved for adults or children, Medi-Straw is simple to use and solves the problem of difficulty experienced in swallowing pills. The unique fluid action of the Medi-Straw suspends the pill in liquid as it enters the mouth, reducing or eliminating gagging and choking.
By design, Medi-Straw (1) allows the head to remain level, (2) holds the pill on a "shelf" in the straw in preparation for swallowing, (3) provides a flow of liquid to carry the pill into the mouth, and (4) starts the sucking action that triggers the swallowing reflex, which avoids the gag response. In addition, since the pill is surrounded by liquid, after-taste is reduced or eliminated.
If you or anyone you are caring for has difficulty swallowing pills, it could have an adverse effect on health by disrupting the prescription schedule. Up to 40% of American adults have experienced difficulty swallowing pills. Of those, 14% delayed taking their medication, 8% skipped a dose and 4% stopped taking their medication.
Tested extensively in health care environments, Medi-Straw was found to perform reliably and consistently. At home, you will appreciate the simple design and function of the Medi-Straw.
(1) allows the head to remain level,
(2) holds the pill on a "shelf" in the straw in preparation for swallowing,
(3) provides a flow of liquid to carry the pill into the mouth, and
(4) starts the sucking action that triggers the swallowing reflex, which avoids the gag response.
Simple to use.
For adults or children.
Handy store case.
Doctor approved for adults or children
WARNINGS: Helpful Hints:
1.) Wash with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly after every use, especially when used with dairy products. Not Dishwasher Safe
2.) For children old enough to use a straw, help them become familiar with using the MediStraw by letting them watch you use it on numerous occasions with your favorite beverage without taking pills. Let them do the same to become accustomed with its use.
3.) Take only one pill at a time.
4.) When using gel coated pills or capsules, be aware that they may stick to the inside of the MediStraw if it has been moistened by a previous use (as when taking numerous pills). This can be easily prevented by applying a very small amount of cooking oil, olive oil, butter, etc. to the tip of the index finger and rolling the pill between the finger and thumb, coating the pill.