GLOUP: A HELPING HAND
As we get older, many of us find we’re taking several pills at different times of the day. It’s difficult enough simply remembering to take the right ones at the right time. So when it becomes an ordeal to actually swallow them, it’s little wonder that an estimated 55 percent of the elderly are skipping their prescription drugs, or taking them less often. And that’s a real worry.
It’s no surprise that taking oral medication is such a problem for the over 60s – as we get older, our mouths produce less saliva: the body’s natural lubricant that ordinarily helps us to swallow.
Other health conditions can make swallowing difficult too. That’s why many patients try to chew, crush, break or mix the tablet or capsule in food or drink. But this only adds to the problem – as some long-acting medicines will be released too fast, and others just won’t get to work properly: lessening their effectiveness.
But help is at hand.
Gloup is the first purpose designed medication lubricant that makes the intake of oral medication a more pleasant and safer experience, for everyone.
If you're using Gloup for the first time, we recommend you simply try some of the gel on its own, from a spoon. Once you’re familiar with the feel, taste and texture of the gel, and can swallow it comfortably, you’re good to go!
Start with a single tablet and dispense around 5ml of the gel (about a teaspoon’s amount), or enough to fully cover your tablet. Don’t worry if you need more, or prefer to use a bigger spoon. The amount of gel can be increased or reduced without affecting your medication. Simply swallow your spoonful of Gloup and medication in one easy mouthful.