Which version suits me best?

There are different versions of Gloup available. Click here to find out which products suits your needs best.

There is always a suitalbe version that makes the intake of your medication easier.

Why does Gloup have a flavor?

Gloup needs to mask the bad taste of the medication, this can be done by adding an aroma. You can imagine that if we would remove the nice flavor, Gloup wouldn’t mask the bad taste of the pills enough. For people that face swallowing issues with medication, the horrible flavor of the medication is often a problem. We fix this issue by adding a nice aroma.

Which packaging suits my needs?

There are different packaging available. Which one suits you best is depending on how many times per day you need to take medication.

  • 25 stick packs in a box: If you use it every now and than, a total of 25 intakes. Benefit of this is that all the stick packs can be kept for 2 years.
  • 75 ml tube: This small tube is perfect for use during travel (it is allowed in hand luggage). Can be used 15 times, so appropriate for antibiotics for a few days.
  • 150 ml tube: Good for 30 intakes, so perfect if you need to take medication once a day, or antibiotics for a longer period.
  • 500 ml bottle: perfect if you need to take medication multiples times during the day. When using 3 times a day, the bottle will last about a month. Benefit of this packaging is the pump dispenser, which gives you the perfect amount of Gloup per intake, with just one pump.
There is an IDDSI Level on the packaging, what is that?

On all packages of Gloup you can find IDDSI- Levels. These levels are internationally used by speech therapists. the standard catagorizes fluids and foods in different levels, based on consistency. If you have dysphagia, these consistencies are very important, as you will have a diet based on the Level that is needed in your personal situation. The consistencies of Gloup are always guaranteed the Level that is on the packaging. All Gloup products are IDDSI Level 4 from the fridge, so even safe in case of severe dysphagia. Look on the IDDSI website for more information.http://www.IDDSI.org. 

Should I keep Gloup in the fridge?

No, you don’t have to keep Gloup in the fridge. Gloup needs to be kept between 2 and 25 degrees Celsius. However, you are allowed to keep it in the fridge.

A tip to make swallowing easier however, is to keep Gloup in the fridge. The cold product will have a positive effect on the swallowing reflex.

In case of extreme high temperatures, where 25 degrees Celsius is exeeded, it definately needs to be kept in the fridge.

What is the expiry date of Gloup?

Unopened Gloup can be used for 2 years, please check expiry date on the packaging.

After opening Gloup can be used for 2 months.

Does Gloup contain allergens or alcohol?

Gloup does not contain allergens, so no lactose and gluten either.

Gloup does not contain alcohol.

If you wish to have more information on allergens, please send an email to info@rushwood.eu. 

Is Gloup amylase resistant?

No, there is a bit of starch in Gloup and by definition amylase has an influence on starch.

However, amylase has no negative effect on the structure of the bolus, nor has it a significant effect on the breakdown of the bolus and on the IDDSI-level.

The rest of the components of Gloup intercept the effect that amylase has on the starch.

Does Gloup contain sugar?

There are different versions available. Gloup Original and Gloup Forte contain a small amount of sugar  (0,5 grams per intake).

If you prefer a sugar free version, Gloup Zero would be your best choice. The natural sweetener Xylitol is used instead of sugar. Xylitol is a natural sweetener coming from the Berk tree.

Why should I avoid using food for the intake of my medication?

Many medications interact with different food. many interactions have been studied, but there are still a lot unknown interactions as well. Fruit products, but dairy products as well are known to have an impact on the effect of the medication. By using Gloup medication swallowing gel you minimize the risk on those unwanted and unknown interactions.