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Super Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-24-2012

An elderly aunt wants to take a multi-vitamin but can't swallow huge pills. Cutting them up doesn't work for her either, says edges are too sharp. I know she won't go thru the trouble of using a pill crusher. Do you know of any multi-vitamins that are soft gel or come in liquid form?

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Lots of brands make chewable vitamins. Centrum has an orange flavored one. Maybe that would work for her.


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Lots that are the gummie type too.

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Not all multi's are gigantic pills. Walgreens has their own brand. They're tiny red tablets, like the old One-A-Day type. They're so small there should be no trouble swallowing. Or the gummies, as was mentioned.

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Registered: ‎04-24-2012

Thanks for these ideas! I know she's bought vitamins before, in brown bottles and couldn't see the size of the pills til she opened them. Don't want to go thru that again.

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Registered: ‎03-17-2010

I recommend the Gummie type, I take them and you can buy a huge jar of them at Sam's Club or Costco, they taste good too. The only way I could get #2 son to take a vitamin, and he has these for years and years.... good luck~!

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Thanks! Costco is a good idea. I'll look for them there.

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I like gummies because they are better digested because a chunk of it is already digested when you chew them up, so the stomach doesn't have to work so hard to break them down. It would also be a great way for her to get her calcium, B vitamins, hair/skin/nails, and many different kinds of vitamins these days!