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FAQ

What is Gloup®?

Gloup® is a medication lubricant that has been specifically designed to make whole tablets and capsules easier to swallow, and may negate the need to crush.

What are the ingredients in Gloup®?

Gloup® Low Sugar (Raspberry): Water, xylitol, maltodextrin, carrageenan, potassium sorbate, citric acid, sodium citrate, carmine, flavour.
Gloup® Original (Strawberry/Banana): Water, sucrose, maltodextrin, carrageenan, potassium sorbate, calcium chloride, citric acid, carmine, flavour
Gloup® Original (Orange): Water, sucrose, carrageenan, maltodextrin, potassium sorbate, calcium chloride, citric acid, carmine, carthamus, flavour
Gloup® Forte (Vanilla): Water, dried glucose syrup, sucrose, maltodextrin, carrageenan, potassium sorbate, citric acid, flavour

Does Gloup® contain lactose?

No, Gloup® is free from lactose.

Does Gloup® contain gluten?

No, Gloup® is free from gluten.

Does Gloup® contain protein?

No, Gloup® is free from protein.

Does Gloup® contain gelatin?

No, Gloup® is free from gelatin.

How much sugar does Gloup® contain?

Gloup® Original (Orange and Strawberry/ Banana) contains <11g/100g of sugar (sucrose) with 12g/100g total carbohydrates.
Gloup® Forte (Vanilla) contains <14g/100g of sugar (sucrose) with 26g total carbohydrates.
Gloup® Low Sugar (Raspberry) contains <0,01g/100g of sugar (sucrose) with 12g/100g total
carbohydrates.

Who can use Gloup®?

Gloup® can be used by anyone who struggles to swallow tablets and capsules, but can swallow
independently.

Gloup® Original and Gloup® Low Sugar is classified as a moderately thick level 3 fluid (IDDSI*) and is
suitable for most patients.
Gloup® Forte Vanilla is an extremely thick level 4 fluid (IDDSI*) and is intended for patients with
moderate to severe dysphagia. For further information on thickness levels, visit www.IDDSI.org.
It is advised that a healthcare professional be consulted in the case of a moderate- severe dysphagia prior
to administration of Gloup®.

Can children use Gloup®?

Gloup® is suitable for children aged 2 and above.

Can Gloup® be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

There is insufficient evidence available to establish the safety of taking Gloup™ during pregnancy and
breastfeeding. Please consult your healthcare professional for advice.

Gloup® and driving

As far as known, the ingredients in Gloup™ do not have any impact on your ability to drive.

How does Gloup® work?

Gloup® works in three ways:
1. The gel is thick and smooth to allow for ease of swallowing medicines as well as smooth passing via the
oesophagus to the stomach;
2. Gloup® moistens the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat cavity;
3. The fresh flavour of Gloup™ helps to camouflage the unpleasant taste of medications.

Does Gloup® have any drug interactions?

Gloup® has no known drug interactions. It consists of 100% natural ingredients with food grade
status, and has been designed to break down immediately once it hits the acidic environment of the
stomach.

How to use Gloup® with whole tablets and capsules?

Step 1 – Place tablets on a spoon.
Step 2 – Add approx… 5mL of Gloup® ensuring tablets are well covered.
Step 3 – Take medication. You may or may not drink water after intake of medication with Gloup®.

Can you use Gloup® with crushed medications?

Gloup may negate the need to crush. However, in case of dysphagia where you cannot safely swallow
a whole tablet or capsule, the capsule may need to be opened or the tablet may need to be crushed
and administered with Gloup™. Always check with your healthcare professional before altering a
medication.

How to use Gloup® with crushed medications?

Step 1 – Pour a layer of Gloup® into a medicine cup. Step 2 – Pour the crushed medication over
Gloup®.
Step 3 – Cover with another layer of Gloup®. Scoop with a spoon and take medication.
Do not stir. Gloup™ should encapsulate the crushed medication, which reduces the chance of getting a
bitter taste.

Can you take multiple medications with Gloup®?

Gloup® can be used with multiple medications as long as taking these medications together does not
impact on their absorption or effectiveness. Please consult with your healthcare professional for
advice.

Do you need to drink water after using Gloup®?

If the patient does not have dysphagia, a glass of water can be taken after the intake of the
medication with Gloup® if this is recommended with the medication, however it is not necessary. If the
patient has dysphagia, then decide if this is suitable based on the patient’s situation. Always check
with a Speech Pathologist or Doctor if unsure.

How often can you use Gloup®?

You can use Gloup® every time you take your medicines. A maximum of three doses per day is
recommended for children under six years of age. Consult your healthcare professional before using
Gloup® in higher doses.

What are the tips on how to use in case of dysphagia?

In case of dysphagia:
• Consider keeping Gloup® in the fridge. The low temperature has a positive effect on the
consistency/ thickness of the product.
• Pour Gloup® on a spoon directly from the bottle, without the use of the dispenser. This has a
positive effect on the consistency of the product.
• Always ask your Doctor or Speech Pathologist for advice first, before you start using Gloup®.

When not to use Gloup®?

Gloup® is not intended for the intake of liquid medication and medication in dispersible form. If you
are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of Gloup®, always check with your healthcare
professional before taking. Always bring your bottle of Gloup® with you in this case.

How should Gloup® be stored?

Gloup™ must be kept out of reach of children, in the closed, original packaging. Gloup®
should be stored between 2-25C. It may be stored in the refrigerator.

How long can Gloup® be kept/stored?

If unopened, Gloup® can be used until the expiry date printed on the bottle. Once opened,
Gloup® can be used for 2 months.

Warning:
Gloup® contains carrageenan, which given in high dosage and over a longer period, can lead to
gastro-intestinal upsets, mainly flatulence and diarrhoea. If you encounter these issues, always
consult your Doctor or Pharmacist. In this case, always bring your bottle of Gloup® with you. Gloup® Low
Sugar Raspberry contains xylitol. Products containing xylitol may have a laxative effect or cause
diarrhoea.
Note: if the text refers to ‘pills, tablets and capsules’ it is referring to: all medicines in solid form, such
as pills, tablets, lozenges, vitamins, capsules, as well as pre-packaged powders. The following are
explicitly excluded: water soluble and dispersible tablets, medicines in liquid form, such as syrups and
drinks. Crushing of medication or opening of capsules is not recommended without the consent of a
Pharmacist or Doctor.