Travel Tip: FLAVORx for Travelers – For Those Who Take Medication, But Are Afraid to Drink the Water

BETHESDA, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire/ — FLAVORx, the Maryland-based biotech company that for the previous decade has helped physicians, pharmacists and veterinarians turn bitter-tasting medications into tasty, flavored liquids, offers a suggestion to the traveling public before the busy summer travel season kicks off.

“This summer, Americans will be traveling at record levels,” states Kenny Kramm, FLAVORx President and CEO. “Folks taking pills or capsules, who plan on visiting or passing through areas where water may be suspect, may want to consult with their pharmacists and request that their prescriptions, or even some of those hard-to-take vitamins, be compounded into an easily swallowed liquid. This will eliminate the risk of picking up any water-borne ailments in non-potable water.”

“All too often, especially in hot weather, pills swallowed ‘dry’ will transit the esophagus slower than was pharmaceutically intended, causing irritation, even ulceration, as the pills and capsules start to dissolve before they reach the stomach.”

With more than 27,000 pharmacies and 2,000 veterinary hospitals using the proprietary FLAVORx formulary to compound good-tasting, readily accepted medications, patients (and their traveling pets) will have no problem finding a pharmacy capable of turning their prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins into a flavorful liquid that does not have to be washed down with water.

Patients can find the pharmacy or veterinarian nearest to them by going to the FLAVORx website ( or by calling 1-800-884-5771. With this concern behind them, travelers can do what they are meant to do on vacation: enjoy themselves.

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