Medicine Optimisation for Dysphagia

Optimising Medication for those with dysphagia is a complicated issue.

But no central resource exists to help healthcare professionals make informed decisions.

We are therefore building this library of dysphagia and medication related information to help
healthcare professionals and those with dysphagia make the most of medicines.

If you have some information you want to add, please email it to info@slodrinks.com

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25 April 2018

Sarah Bouchard, a Speech and Language Pathologist and Founder of Collaborative for Adaptive Lifestyle Maintenance (Calm, LLC.), put a post on LinkedIn about Drug Induced dysphagia written by Karen Sheffler at Swallow Study. I realise explaining how I found the article seems lengthy and unnecessary. I’ll explain why I did

8 January 2018

Slõ Multi Vitamin and Vitamin D3 Sprays were created for those with difficulty swallowing tablets. As they are new and the 1st inter oral sprays for those with dysphagia; you may want to know how they work. The concept of using the mouth to transport medication is a well established

3 October 2016

The UK’s National Health Service has available some advice on prescribing medicines for those with dysphagia. Click here for the PDF of this advice The two papers we have found are written by the NHS’ Specialist Pharmacy Service and The UK Medicines Information (UKMI) pharmacists for NHS Healthcare professionals. The

28 September 2016

There is very little research available on the use of medication with dysphagia patients. As at September 2016 we have only been able to find three studies. • Crushed Tables; Does the Administration of Food Vehicles and Thickened Fluids to Aid medication Swallowing, Alter Drug Release • Thickening agents used

22 September 2016

We have found this book on the internet which appears to be very helpful. To quote the author… ”It outlines the legal, pharmacological and clinical issues which should be considered when selecting the most appropriate course of action and provides practical advice on how best to prescribe and manage medication

16 September 2016

Optimising Medication for those with dysphagia is a complicated issue. But no central resource exists to help healthcare professionals make informed decisions. Doctors, Pharmacists and Healthcare professionals have to search the internet for advice and information every time a patient presents with dysphagia. That’s time consuming and puts a huge