by mayerling » Feb 4, 2015 Hi ladies, I need your help again. N will NOT take medicine orally. We've tried syringes, spoons, mixing it in liquids, mixing it in food. Nothing works. He's got the flu now, and the doctor prescribed zithromax. He will not take it. The only medication he will take is antipyretics which come in the form of suppositories. Is there any other medication that he could take as a suppository? Anything for a cough? Or is our only option to wait it out?