Antidepressants in NON pill-form.

Posted by emathy4000 @emathy4000, Jan 11, 2012

I have been struggling with depression since I was a teen, and one of my main problems is that I cannot take medication in pill form without gagging, throwing up, or feeling like I’m going to for at least an hour after choking down a pill.
I am wondering if there are other ways to take antidepressants- injections or a transdermal skin patch perhaps?

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Hi,
Happy New Year. I know of anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic in injectable forms. I will ask my doctor about anti-depressants. It’s ironic that you have difficulties with pills because I had the same problem until my late 20’s. I tend to swallow pills with soda and it has worked for me. Depending on the anti-depressant most of the pills I have seen are relatively small or gel covered capsules which are easier. If, I attempt to swallow say a large migraine excedrin with water I get the same reaction. I would suggest trying coke soda because for some reason the bubbles/acidity keep me from even feeling the pill. I will ask about other options and get back to you. I am thinking some may be in liquid form but I may be mistaken. Take Care

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@roxie43

Hi,
Happy New Year. I know of anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic in injectable forms. I will ask my doctor about anti-depressants. It’s ironic that you have difficulties with pills because I had the same problem until my late 20’s. I tend to swallow pills with soda and it has worked for me. Depending on the anti-depressant most of the pills I have seen are relatively small or gel covered capsules which are easier. If, I attempt to swallow say a large migraine excedrin with water I get the same reaction. I would suggest trying coke soda because for some reason the bubbles/acidity keep me from even feeling the pill. I will ask about other options and get back to you. I am thinking some may be in liquid form but I may be mistaken. Take Care

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Thank you so much!

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I know some anti-depressants can be made into liquid form which I have had to take because my gut doesn’t always break down the pills and so I get nothing from them. I am on a patch right now, it has many side effects and many drug and eating restrictions so is not something that is easy to recommend. I have found that when I do take pills, I have to break the capsules if possible, and for me putting it in a large spoonful of orange marmelade helps it go down ever so easily. Hope you find some relief.

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Hi
There are liquid form and under the toungue meltaways. There is also talk of patches in the early stages. Talk to your treater and if you don’t have a prescriber often primary doctors will assist until you are connected with a psychiatrist. Please, do not allow your difficulty with pills deny you of treatment for your depression.
Did you try taking a small pill with pepsi/coke? It really does work but at least you know that you have options.
Take care and be well.

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