Frequently Asked Questions
What is Slide?
Slide is a swallowing gel, which is intended to make noncrushed pills and unopened capsules, easier to swallow. Crushing pills or opening capsules is not needed when using Slide. Slide is a Class 1 medical device.
What is Slide Original?
Slide Original is a swallowing gel with 100% natural ingredients, which is intended to make non-crushed pills and unopened capsules, easier to swallow. Crushing pills or opening capsules is not needed when using Slide Original. Slide Original is a Class 1 medical device.
Distinguishing features of Slide
All packages have a red Slide logo. The Slide tube is a plastic tube with flip-top cap, 75ml or 150ml contentThe ingredients are mentioned on the back, as well as the instructions for use in three steps. The Slide flacon is a plastic 500ml flask with dispenser; the dosageer full dispenser movement is 5ml. The ingredients and the instructions for use in three steps are mentioned. The link to the website www.slidemeds.com is marked, for more information about Slide.
Distinguishing features of Slide Original
All packages have a Slide Original logo. The Slide Original tube is a plastic tube with flip-top cap, 75ml or 150ml contents. The ingredients are mentioned on the back, as well as the instructions for use in three steps. The link to the website www.slidemeds.com is marked, for more information about Slide Original.
The swallowing gel has to be clear, with a slightly red colour.
The swallowing gel contains 99% natural ingredients, such as water, carrageenan, maltodextrine, potassium sorbate, calcium chloride, citric acid, a natural colorant and flavouring, with the excipient aspartame.
Composition Slide Original
The swallowing gel contains 100% natural ingredients, such as water, carrageenan, maltodextrine, sucrose, potassium sorbate, calcium chloride, citric acid, a natural colorant and flavouring.
How to use Slide/Slide Original?
According to speech therapists, the best swallowing result will be obtained with chilled Slide/Slide Original. Place the medicine(s) to be taken on a tablespoon. Then squeeze a small amount directly from the tube or the pump dispenser onto the medicines. About 5ml or half a tablespoon of Slide/Slide Original will be enough. Then put it all in your mouth and swallow everything in one go.
How does Slide/Slide Original work?
Slide/Slide Original works in three ways:
1. The gel is thick and smooth and ensures easy swallowing of medicines as well as a smooth passing via the oesophagus to the stomach;
2. Slide/Slide Original moistens the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat cavity;
3. The fresh fruit flavour of Gloup/Gloup Original eliminat the unpleasant taste of medication.
Who can use Slide?
Slide can be used by anyone who struggles to swallow pills and capsules, but can swallow independently. Slide is suitable for anyone over the age of 2. Slide does not contain gluten, allergens and gelatine and is sugar-free.
Who can use Slide Original?
Slide Original can be used by anyone who struggles to swallow pills and capsules, but can swallow independently. Slide Original is suitable for anyone over the age of 2. Slide Original contains solely natural ingredients and does not contain gluten, allergens and gelatine.
Should you drink water when you use Slide/Slide Original for swallowing your medicines?
For swallowing, it is not necessary to drink water if you are using Slide/Slide Original. However, in many cases the manufacturer of the medication recommends taking your medicine with a glass of water. This is not important for the swallowing process, but it is essential for the absorption in the stomach. For this reason, this advice should always be followed, even if you have already swallowed the medication. In case of doubt, please consult the medication package insert.
Can you take several types of medication together with Slide/Slide Original?
Slide/Slide Original can be used with several types of medication at the same time. An exception to this rule applies to medicines that can affect the effectiveness ofanother and should not, therefore, be taken simultaneously. If in any doubt, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist. In this event, take your tube or flacon of Slide/Slide Original with you.
Does Slide/Slide Original interact with your medication?
Slide/Slide Original is a swallowing gel that does not have any active or pre-emptive properties. There is no known scientific data that has shown that ingredients of Slide/Slide Original could impact upon the effectiveness of your medication.
Do you need to open your capsules before taking with Slide/Slide Original?
No! Capsules can be swallowed smooth and simple with Slide/Slide Original. Therefore, opening capsules is not necessary. It is never advisable to open capsules because this may affect the effectiveness of the medication and the side effects may increase.There also might be an undesired interaction between several medicines.
Should you crush or pulverise tablets before mixing with Slide/Slide Original?
No! Tablets can be swallowed smooth and simple with Slide/Slide Original. Therefore, tablet crushing or pulverising is not necessary. It is never advisable to crush medicines because this may affect the effectiveness of the medic and the side effects may increase. There also might be undesired interaction between several medicines.
When is it better not to use Slide/Slide Original?
Slide/Slide Original has not been developed specifically for patients with a disturbed swallowing reflex. Slide/Slide Original is not a solution for patients who choke on solid substances. Slide/Slide Original should not be used for swallowing medicines in liquid or dispersible form. If you are over-sensitive to one or more of the components in Slide/Slide Original, you are advised to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using. In this event, take your tube or flacon of Slide/Slide Original with you. If you don’t want or may not use sugar; the use of Gloup is preferred over Gloup Original.
Does Slide contain sugar?
Slide contains the sweetener aspartame; no sugar was added.
Does Slide Original contain sugar?
Slide Original contains 10% of sucrose as sweetening agent.
Is Slide/Slide Original suitable for a gluten-free diet?
Slide/Slide Original is free from gluten.
Does Slide/Slide Original contain allergens?
Slide/Slide Original is free from allergens.
Does Slide/Slide Original contain gelatine?
Slide/Slide Original is free from gelatine.
Can you take nutritional supplements and/or vitamins with Slide/Slide Original?
Slide/Slide Original is a universal swallowing gel that is also suitable for swallowing nutritional supplements and vitamins.
Using Slide/Slide Original during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There is insufficient data available to establish the safeof Slide/Slide Original during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Slide/Slide Original and driving
As far as is known, the ingredients in Slide/Slide Original do not have any impact on your ability to drive.
How much Slide/Slide Original can you take in one go?
Usually 5ml (half a tablespoon) of Slide/Slide Original is enough each time. With this quantity of swallowing gel swallowing your medicines goes smooth and simple. A larger quantity of Slide/Slide Original can be used with larger quantities of medicines. The medication can also be taken with Gloup/Gloup Original in several doses.
How often can you use Slide/Slide Original?
You can use Slide/Slide Original every time you take your medicines. A maximum of three doses per day is recommended for children under six years of age. Consult your pharmacist before using Slide/Slide Original in higher doses.
Warnings and precautions
Slide contains carrageenan, a substance that, in higher doses or when used over a long period, can lead to gastrointestinal problems, specifically flatulence and diarrhoea. If you encounter these issues, consult your doctor or your pharmacist. In this event, always take your tube or flacon of Slide with you. Aspartame is a source of fenylalanine.
How should Slide/Slide Original be stored?
Slide/Slide Original must be kept out of the reach of children, in the closed, original packaging and preferably between 2 and 25°C. Speech therapists advise to store Slide/Slide Original in the refrigerator, because a chilled swallowing gel improves the swallowing reflex.
How long can Slide/Slide Original be kept?
The expiry date is printed on the tube and the flacon. On the tube or flacon has been opened, Slide/Slide Original can be used for two months. Unused Slide/Slide Original can be disposed of with your ordinary household waste after the use-by date.