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30 March 2020

Since launching Pill-Eze to make pills easy to swallow, we see a lot of information pill, tablet or capsule related. As you would expect the latest information we are seeing relates to Ibuprofen and using it to treat Coronavirus. Across the national media and on social media there is a

4 February 2020

The new Slõ Milkshakes+ IDDSI packaging is now in production. Up until as late as November last year some were still implementing the new IDDSI terms. Since then we haven’t received any more calls from Pharmacies or Care Homes and about them and so we are now printing our Slõ

29 November 2019

As you know, David Attenborough is encouraging us all to reduce our use of single use plastic bottles and save our seas. Whilst we immediately think of water bottles, we think it applies to all plastic bottles; including those used for oral nutritional supplements. Have you ever considered how many

4 November 2019

It’s always good to see Slõ products having a positive impact abroad and one such case is in the European Center of Neurosciences in Spain. In their blog (which can be found here), they present the effects and difficulties of neurological damage, including dysphagia.  Dysphagia has a prevalence of between

25 October 2019

Slõ Tablets has been created to make swallowing tablets and capsules comfortable and safer for those with all degrees of dysphagia. It reduces all the risks associated with adding medication to thickened drinks. Slõ Tablets is already pre-thickened and ready to use at IDDSI 3- Moderately Thick flow rate. Although

2 October 2019

All of us need lots of drinks a day, however making lots of thickened drinks and adding just the right amount of thickener to each one is time consuming, difficult and stressful. Consequently, we have been looking for a solution and our sachet provided the answer. Like moving from loose

17 September 2019

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI – for short) was implemented in January 2019. It was created to provide standard terms for the flow rate of thickened drinks and consistency of texture modified foods. This in turn should reduce the risks of patients being given a drink or a

16 July 2019

For those with a normal swallow, there are lots of nutritional supplements to choose from. For those with dysphagia there are only three pre-thickened ones available – in the world! Dietitians and Nutritionists have wanted more – a wider range – so they can give their patients more options. They

27 June 2019

When someone acquires dysphagia, eating and drinking anything becomes time consuming. One of the most frustrating things will be taking medications several times a day. Dysphagia – swallowing difficulties – means a person has no or little swallow control. Consequently tablets can’t just be swallowed with water. It flows too

10 June 2019

As you know, we are following the IDDSI standards so all our Slõ products can be used with confidence around the world. Last week, Slõ Tablets were submitted to an independent IDDSI testing by Kathryn and her team in Australia as part of a research into medication and dysphagia. They