This morning I feel like the fosamax tablet is stuck half way down?
- 30 Mar 2012 by Jacksgm
- 3 April 2012
Gee, that is a crummy feeling. Rather late in the day now so I hope this cleared up for you. Here is what I do. First I drink about 8 oz. of cold water. My throat is very dry first thing in the morning. Then i take the pill and wash it down with another full glass of water. Though it feels like it is stuck, it probably was a little scratchy and felt stuck.
Now, if you actually have a swallowing problem, then cut it in half with a pill splitter. And go see a doc right away because that is a serious condition and often indicates other problems in your body. You would know this because it would be difficult to eat anything thicker than pudding.
Water is your key. Let me know if there is more going on with you. Ok? It happens to be a symptom of my disease.
Fosamax can cause serious damage to the throat if not swallowed properly. This is more likely to occur if you did not swallow the tablet with a full glass of water or if you lay down soon after taking the dose.
You should see your doctor today.
Make sure you are stnding too when you take your pill. If you are sitting, you may be leaning forward just enough to make it sitck. I have this problem taking my pills of any kind, & sometimes even eating because of my back rounding from the osteoporosis & fractures. Swallow some water first & then swallow your pill as suggested... Mary
Thank you, everyone! I appreciate all your answers. Next time I will drink water first and then take the meds with another glass of water. It was a scary feeling because I know it can damage the esophagus. But I believe I am OK. Thank you again.
- Fosamax Information for Consumers
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