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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17 September 2020

Now, for the first time, dysphagia patients needing nutritional support and prescribed drinks at IDDSI Levels 1, 2, 3 or 4 can maintain their calorie and nutrition intake safely with our unique range of pre-thickened powdered oral nutritional supplements. Our Slõ Milkshakes+ are now available at IDDSI Levels 1 &

25 August 2020

The moment has come to take a medical pill. You are suddenly filled with fear and dread. What if you choke on the tablet or can’t get it down?   This is how many people think – but there is no need for them to panic. Difficulty swallowing pills affects one

29 August 2019

This article is a summary of research into the Compound Pharmacy market. It is thought provoking to read, as it investigates how medication is being provided and will be in the future – unless we can change it! The traditional role of compounding pharmacies is to make drugs prescribed by

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

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