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Hi my son just got flucloxacillin.

Will they still work if I give him it open.

He is finding it hard to take them.

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Yes it will. The coating is not part of the treatment! We had to do this for our son when he was a wee boy all those years ago.

If these are capsules then you can open and mix it with yougurt or similar thing and discard the capsule shell - it will work.

It also comes as liquid - perhaps you can request the doctor to prescribe it again with liquid form saying he can't swallow capsules / tablets?

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