If you are not suffering from dysphagia, it would be possible. In case of no dysphagia the thickness of the product is not essential, as you can swallow thinner products safely. By adding a liquid, Gloup will become a bit thinner. Gloup will now mask the bad flavor of the medication. In case of dysphagia, using Gloup with liquid medication is not allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use
- Put medication on a spoon.
- Put enough Gloup on top to cover the entire pill.
- Swallow the entire thing at once.
- Do you use Gloup for the first time? Try first without pills, so you can get used to the taste and texture.
With Gloup you can definately take multiple pills at once. Exeption is pills that have a negative impact on the other, or cannot be taken together for another reason. if you have any doubt, always ask your pharmacist whether your medication can be taken at once.
Always ask your speech therapist which version of Gloup would be most suitable in your case. There are IDDSI Level 3 and IDDSI Level 4 products available. There is always a version of Gloup available that suits your personal needs.
Normally you use 5 ml per intake. With this amount the intake of the medication is made much easier. If needed you can use a bit more. The medication can be taken in multiple doses as well. The intake of extreme high volumes of Gloup can only lead to mild health issues. This would be flatulence and diarrhea.
Gloup cannot be used if a person cannot swallow independently anymore.
Gloup cannot be used for liquid and effervescent medication.
If you do not suffer from dysphagia, and you are still allowed to drink water, you could take a glass of water after the intake with Gloup if this is recommended in the IFU of the medication. However, it is not necesarry. If you have dysphagia, please decide whether it is possible based on your personal situation. Always ask your speech therapist her opinion about the right consistency. Please keep in mind that taking thickened water right after the intake with Gloup can have a serious impact on the absorption of the medication. We would recommend not doing that.
Gloup exists of 85% water and is therefore the best alternative if water is not an option.
Gloup is made of food based ingredients used often and safe in the food industry. However; There are insufficient data to establish the safety of Gloup for use during pregnancy or breast- feeding.
Gloup can be used from the age of 2, by anyone who can still swallow independently.
Gloup is freely available and you do not need a prescription for it. Your speech therapist or doctor can however advise you on which version would suit your needs best.
Product related questions
There are different versions available. Gloup Original and Gloup Forte contain a small amount of sugar (0,5 grams per intake).
If you prefer a sugar free version, Gloup Zero would be your best choice. The natural sweetener Xylitol is used instead of sugar. Xylitol is a natural sweetener coming from the Berk tree.
Gloup does not contain allergens, so no lactose and gluten either.
Gloup does not contain animal products and it does not contain alcohol.
If you wish to have more information on allergens, please send an email to email@example.com.
Unopened Gloup can be used for 2 years, please check expiry date on the packaging.
After opening Gloup can be used for 2 months.
No, you don’t have to keep Gloup in the fridge. Gloup needs to be kept between 2 and 25 degrees Celsius. However, you are allowed to keep it in the fridge.
A tip to make swallowing easier however, is to keep Gloup in the fridge. The cold product will have a positive effect on the swallowing reflex.
In case of extreme high temperatures, where 25 degrees Celsius is exeeded, it definately needs to be kept in the fridge.
On all packages of Gloup you can find IDDSI- Levels. These levels are internationally used by speech therapists. the standard catagorizes fluids and foods in different levels, based on consistency. If you have dysphagia, these consistencies are very important, as you will have a diet based on the Level that is needed in your personal situation. The consistencies of Gloup are always guaranteed the Level that is on the packaging. All Gloup products are IDDSI Level 4 from the fridge, so even safe in case of severe dysphagia. Look on the IDDSI website for more information.
In the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, Gloup is available in 150ml tubes: Good for 30 intakes.
Gloup needs to mask the bad taste of the medication, this can be done by adding an aroma. You can imagine that if we would remove the nice flavor, Gloup wouldn’t mask the bad taste of the pills enough. For people that face swallowing issues with medication, the horrible flavor of the medication is often a problem. We fix this issue by adding a nice aroma.