We've looked at a pharmacist's method for properly swallowing pills, but some are really stubborn and just don't like to go down no matter how hard you try. The solution? Butter.
Instructables user kazmataz suggests that buttering up a difficult pill or two can make all the difference when you're having trouble getting it down. To put this to the test, I buttered up and took these horrible calcium-magnesium supplements I should never have purchased. They are huge and have no coating because they're vegan (thanks a lot, vegans), so the butter made quite the difference. I'm not sure I'd want to regularly lube up my pills with fat, but it's nice to know it's an option when a certain medicine or vitamin is too huge and dry to go down on its own.
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Tough Pill to Swallow [Instructables]