When I was taking Flagyll, I was told I could crush the pill as long as I took it with a meal to reduce stomach irritation.
Also, I've seen suggestions for swallowing pills include the use of butter/margarine to coat the pill to make it slippery so that it goes down more easily. I found that I have always done better with pills going down when I have a few bites of something to eat after taking the pills, just to help push the pills all the way down.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds: IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, homeopathy.