How to use

Can I use Gloup with liquid medication?

Dysphagia: Study shows that you can mix max. 2,5ml of liquid medication with 10ml of Gloup Forte  without having an impact on the consistency of the product. (An exception is the use of laxatives).

In case of no dysphagia, you can take liquid medication with Gloup. This is because the thickness/consistency of the product is not essential, because you can safely swallow. By adding a liquid, Gloup will become a bit more fluid. Gloup will now mask the bad flavor of the medication.

How to use Gloup?

Are you using Gloup for the first time, please try first without medication to get used to the texture and flavor.

  • Put the pill/tablet on a spoon;
  • Add enough Gloup to the spoon. Make sure the entire pill is fully covered with Gloup;
  • Swallow all at once.
Can I take multiple pills at once with Gloup?

With Gloup you can definitely take multiple pills at once. Exception is pills that have a negative impact on the other or cannot be taken together for another reason. If you have any doubt, always ask your pharmacist whether your medication can be taken at once.

Can I use Gloup in case of dysphagia?

Always ask your speech therapist which version of Gloup would be most suitable in your case. There are IDDSI Level 3 and IDDSI Level 4 products available. There is always a version of Gloup available that suits your personal needs.

What is the maximum dosage of Gloup?

Normally you use 5 ml per intake. With this amount the intake of the medication is made much easier. If needed you can use a bit more. The medication can be taken in multiple doses as well. The intake of extreme high volumes of Gloup can only lead to mild health issues. This would be flatulence and diarrhea. However the reality is that we never see these extreme volumes.

When not to use Gloup?

Gloup cannot be used if a person cannot swallow independently anymore.

Gloup cannot be used for effervescent medication.

Should I drink water after the intake with Gloup?

If you do not suffer from dysphagia and you are still allowed to drink water, you could take a glass of water after the intake with Gloup if this is recommended in the IFU of the medication. However, it is not necessary. If you have dysphagia, please decide whether it is possible based on your personal situation. Always ask your speech therapist her opinion about the right consistency. Please keep in mind that taking thickened water right after the intake with Gloup can have a serious impact on the absorption of the medication. We would recommend not doing that.

I have to take my medication on an empty stomach. Can I use Gloup?

Gloup exists of 85% water and is therefore the best alternative is water is not an option.

I am pregnant, can I use Gloup?

Gloup is made of food based ingredients used often and safe in the food industry. However; There are insufficient data to establish the safety of Gloup for use during pregnancy or breast- feeding.

General information

Can I buy Gloup, or is it only available on prescription?

Gloup is freely available and you do not need a prescription for it. Your speech therapist or doctor can however advise you  which version would suit your needs best.

Where can I buy Gloup?

Depending on where you are living, you can buy Gloup directly in our webshop.

If the webshop is not available in your country, please send us an email, so we can provide you with the information of our local distributors.

From what age can you use Gloup?

Gloup can be used from the age of 2 and up. Between the age of 2 and 6, we recommend to use a maximum amount of 3 times a day, as the intake of all ingredients stay well below any amount of ‘Daily intake advised’.

Product related questions

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.

Does Gloup contain (animal) gelatin?

Gloup does not contain gelatin,

Does Gloup contain alcohol?

No, Gloup does not contain alcohol.

Does Gloup contain sugar?

There are different versions available. Gloup, Kids, 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. It is sweetened  with xylitol, this is a natural sweetener and it has a positive influence on the mouth hygiene.

Is Gloup amylase resistant?

Gloup is not amylase resistant.

Gloup is intended to be swallowed immediately. The consistency of the bolus is that strong so holding it in the mouth for a few seconds does not drastically change the consistency.


Does Gloup contain allergens?

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

If you wish to have more information on allergens, please send an email to 

What is the expiry date of Gloup?

Unopened Gloup can be used for 2 years after production date. Please check expiry date on the packaging.

After opening Gloup can be used for 2 months.

Should I keep Gloup in the fridge?

No, you don’t have to keep Gloup in the fridge. Storage temperature of Gloup is 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 definitely needs to be kept in the fridge.

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 stated 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. 

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). It can be used 15 times, so appropriate for antibiotics for a few days.
  • 150 ml tube: It can be used 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 a 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.
Why does Gloup have a flavor?

Gloup needs to mask the bad taste and flavor of the medication. 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 flavor.

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.

From what age can you use Gloup?

Gloup can be used from the age of 2 and up. Between the age of 2 and 6, we recommend to use a maximum amount of 3 times a day, as the intake of all ingredients stay well below any amount of ‘Daily intake advised’.