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Living In: Brookeville, Maryland, USA
CaptMicha is asking: (5 answers)
Is sweet the opposite of bitter? I'm wondering if honey will counteract the bitterness of a medication.

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Last updated: May 9, 2013 12:26 pm
Posted: May 8, 2013 8:23 pm
Answered by: Marie C.
May 8, 2013 9:01 pm
Salt would be a better choice to counteract a bitter taste.
May 8, 2013 9:15 pm
sour would be more the opposite. One thing I read on the internet said fruit juice will counteract bitterness because of the acid in it.
May 8, 2013 9:17 pm
of sweet that is.
May 8, 2013 9:18 pm
This looks interesting too....
Carol W.
May 9, 2013 8:06 am
To get rid of a nasty taste of a medication, mix it with simple syrup. You can buy it in a bottle premade. We used it in the pharmacy to flavor antibiotics for children.
Answered by: mimosa
May 8, 2013 10:31 pm
If the bitterness is the result of an aftertaste created by the medicine and not the medicine itself, it's really hard to do anything at all about. An example would be the sleep med Lunesta. It's a tiny pill you don't taste, but after a while, taking it creates a bitter taste in the back of your mouth that you really can't get rid of.
Answered by: Volleyballmom
May 9, 2013 2:28 am
Sorry, I can't help but think of that song"a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down " now I have that in my head all day. Thanks . Lol
gammaray (=
May 9, 2013 2:38 am
Speaking of "a spoon full of sugar," when babyxray was little and needed medicine [ie liquid Tylenol or cough syrup], she got a medicine cup of medicine and another medicine cup of Nerds to chase the medicine (= [I hoarded the Halloween packages of Nerds just for medicinal purposes (=]
Answered by: Ronald K Forest
May 9, 2013 3:56 am
Yes, it is! Honey,well yes it should,and it also is much more easier to digest.Because the bees, have already proccessd the "HONEY".Will be a great match.
May 9, 2013 5:52 am
I wish I knew the answer to your question! My medicine tastes somewhat bitter after about an hour! Thank goodness I will probably only be on it for another monthand a half!
Answered by: Thisni Caza
May 9, 2013 12:26 pm
I don't really know; just sharing a couple of experiences, FYI. When my mom was ill, she had to take sodium tablets. These were like pure salt! The only way she could get them down was to mix them with a bit of pudding. Her favorite was coconut. We used pudding cups. And when My children were younger and couldn't swallow pills, we buttered them. I don't know if it helped or not but they thought it did!
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