Wouldn't it be great if your liquid medication could taste like a slice of strawberry swirl cake? We can help fool your taste buds with our prescription flavoring service.
Our prescription flavoring service, FLAVORx, is available for $2.99 at all Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies. Flavoring masks unpleasant tastes and can help children take their medicine.1
The FlavorBot can help you and your kids choose a flavor to make
prescriptions tasty (and avoid medicine-time meltdowns). It's fun
and gets kids involved.
Use the FlavorBot ›
Download and print a flavor activity sheet for kids.
Pets can be just as picky as kids (or adults), but they need to take their medication, too.2 Our pet-approved flavors are all sugar-free and salt-free, unless noted.
We also offer a diabetes-friendly, sugar-free version of our standard veterinary vehicle (the mixture we add medication and flavoring to). Talk to your pharmacist or veterinarian about what's right for your pet.
Q: What types of medications can be flavored?
A: Liquid medications such as syrups, solutions and suspensions can be flavored. These medications include liquid medications or powders made by a manufacturer require mixing with water by a pharmacy staff.
Q: Why are some flavors not listed for a particular medication?
A: We don't offer a complete list because some combinations produce an unpleasant taste or affect the medication itself. Use the FlavorBot to see which flavors would mix best with your medication.
Q: Is flavoring just for kids?
A: No, anyone can have their medication flavored. Children, adults and older patients may find flavoring improves the taste of their medication-making it easier to take. All FLAVORx products are sugar-free, and the sweeting enhancer is natural.
Most patients with food sensitivities will find it's safe to use FLAVORx. Patients sensitive to certain dyes; however, should not use the vanilla flavor.
Q: Is flavoring FSA eligible?
A: Yes, with some FSA plans. Contact your provider to be sure.
1 Not all prescriptions can be flavored. Ask your local Walgreens pharmacist for more details.
2 We offer only pet medications that can also be prescribed to humans, for example but not limited to Amoxicillin (antibiotic), Humulin© (insulin), Hydrocortisone (skin conditions) and Omeprazole (stomach conditions).