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.
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
No, Gloup® is free from lactose.
No, Gloup® is free from gluten.
No, Gloup® is free from protein.
No, Gloup® is free from gelatin.
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
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®.
Children under 6 years of age should only have three doses of Gloup® per day
There is insufficient evidence available to establish the safety of taking Gloup™ during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please consult your healthcare professional for advice.
As far as known, the ingredients in Gloup™ do not have any impact on your ability to drive.
Gloup® works in three ways:
- The gel is thick and smooth to allow for ease of swallowing medicines as well as smooth passing via the oesophagus to the stomach;
- Gloup® moistens the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat cavity;
- The fresh flavour of Gloup™ helps to camouflage the unpleasant taste of medications.
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.
Step 1 – Place tablets on a spoon.
Step 2 – Add approximately 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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
Makes medications easier to swallow
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