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marvine6689 08-30-2009 11:44 AM

Pill stuck in throat
 
Have an antibiotic for a UTI stuck in my throat. It feels more like it is stuck on the right side. I tried vomiting, eating bread, drinking lots of liquid but to no avail it seems like it is still there and it is quite bothersome. What else can i do?

BeHappy2 09-18-2009 09:36 PM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
i would have suggested eating the bread. May i ask what worked for you?




Wish you well
BeHappy2

Allsop4 10-20-2009 07:12 AM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
I too have expierenced this problem. I was taking lorazepam and zopiclone (sonata) for insomnia and as they usually have very noticable effects, some nights I found them innefective. I was baffled, until one night when i started coughing heavily and regurgitated the intact pills, which apparently were lodged in the back of my throat.

If pills get lodged in your throat, try drinking something first, so your throat isnt dry when you swallow it.

hz8891 12-21-2009 12:50 AM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
Its probably a lump or bruise, not the pill. Most pills dissolve in liquid.

trydit 01-04-2010 09:57 PM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
[QUOTE=marvine6689;4067796]Have an antibiotic for a UTI stuck in my throat. It feels more like it is stuck on the right side. I tried vomiting, eating bread, drinking lots of liquid but to no avail it seems like it is still there and it is quite bothersome. What else can i do?[/QUOTE]
I will never again take my vites at 3:00 a.m. Insomnia is not full wakefulness. Two cinnamon tabsules ( pills that look like capsules) stuck in my throat and expanded. I googled and found several sites suggesting bread, applesauce yogurt, water, how to swallow,etc, and I tried everything Called the local ER about 8 hours later, local snow and wind with advisory going. ER nurse:so long as I could breathe and talk suggested warm liquids, and the cinnamon may dissolve. What finally HELPED was a warm soft mushy microwaved potato, with me trying not to eat any skin. I felt it dislodge and I am almost "there"-- some pain in back of throat-- maybe an irritation. I am eating with yogurt. This is almost 24 hours later.

Linda_in_NJ 01-05-2010 08:32 AM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
applesauce usually works for me

tUrRrRa 02-06-2010 08:44 PM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
I used to have a very difficult time swallowing my Prozac pills. They are plastic capsules. I have no problem with gels and tablets though, just the plastic ones this time. I could feel the pill lodged in my throat, then usually way later, I could feel it very slowly going down. It was uncomfortable and I think it even scratched my throat up in the process. What helped me was several things- taking the pill with applesauce did help, as well as wrapping up the pill in a piece of bread and swallowing the whole thing. It was much larger when wrapped in bread, but it had a chance of a big wad getting stuck than a small pill. Cheese worked for this too. Lastly, I found something much easier that worked for me that I do every time now. Another poster suggested that I turn my head to the side as I swallow the pill. Sometimes I have to do one side for a few seconds, then flip to the other side. I notice that this helps me a LOT and the pill slides down much easier. It's an odd thing, but I'll do whatever works!

Linda_in_NJ 02-09-2010 07:46 AM

Re: Pill stuck in throat
 
TUrRrRa, I am always getting prozac pills stuck. For some reason I find them hard to slide right down my throat. When your pill gets stuck, do you ever get the yucky burning feeling in your chest? It almost feels like heartburn. I too can feel them as they go down.


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