• Question: how do you flavour the medicines?

    Asked by Eve to Rob on 19 Jun 2019.
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      Rob Ives answered on 19 Jun 2019:


      Hi Eve. If a medicine tastes bad and we need to improve the taste, we will first try sweeteners to see if they work and might also include a flavour. The flavour used are usually powders and are mixed in with the medicine. Often medicines taste so bad that sweetener and flavour will not work and we then have to look at more complex ways of masking or blocking the medicine taste.

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