Hard to swallow big pills

Question

I have a problem swallowing large pills how big are the predisone pills and can they be broken up?

Answer

Few people like to take medications.  It’s especially hard if you have trouble swallowing big pills.  Some tricks — break them into 2 or 3 pieces (you can buy a pill cutter very cheaply in the pharmacy); eat something to make yourself thirsty first, then swallow the pills are you are gulping down some liquid to quench your thirst.  But, to answer your question, prednisone tablets are very small.  You shouldn’t have any problem swallowing those.

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.