Gloup forenkler svelging av tabletter og kapsler
Vanskeligheter med å svelge tabletter kan påvirke evnen og viljen til å ta medisin som foreskrevet, som igjen kan være et hinder for et godt resultat av medikamentell behandling.
Gloup er en velsmakende gel som letter svelging alle typer tabletter og kapsler, og gjør det lettere å ta medisin.
Gloup er spesialutviklet til de som har problemer med å svelge tabletter. Tabletter eller kapsler som skal inntas legges i en skje, og Gloup klemmes på. I tillegg til å lette svelgingen av tablettene vil gelen også maskere ubehagelig smak på medisinen.
Gloup påvirker ikke effekten av medisiner og kan trygt tas sammen med alle typer tabletter og kapsler.
En normal tube inneholder 150 ml og rekker til ca. 30 doser. Gloup har delikat fruktsmak, og inneholder ikke gluten, sukker, eller allergener.
Undersøkelser har vist at om lag en fjerdedel av befolkningen har problemer med å svelge tabletter. En norsk undersøkelse viste at 30 % av kvinnene og 15 % av mennene hadde problemer med å svelge tabletter og kapsler.
SE HVOR ENKELT DET ER Å BRUKE GLOUP:
The history of Gloup
Created and developed within a nursing context
It was a Dutch home-carer who came up with the idea for a lubricating-gel for swallowing medicines. One of his patients had major problems when it came to swallowing medicines. The local pharmacist made a special gel for this patient out of algae as they have a slippery consistency. The test gel was the solution for this patient's problems taking medicines. He was able to swallow his medication easily, without even drinking water.
The idea for Gloup® was born. Scientific research was then conducted into the best formulation of the product over a number of years. Many slippery substances were investigated and, ultimately, the most suitable were selected for further research.
It was very important, however, that the product was more than just a slippery substance. Another problem with medicines is that they have a horrible taste. Both during consumption and afterwards. The addition of a natural aroma to the lubricant meant that this problem was largely resolved. It is also well-known that the moistness of the mouth and throat cavity impacts upon the ability to swallow. Water alone cannot help with this problem.
The product, therefore, had to offer a solution for this too. The end product was tested in three important areas:
In order to make Gloup® suitable for as many people as possible, a sugar-free sweetener and gluten-free ingredients have been used. Gloup® is also free from allergens. In December 2010, the product was sufficiently developed for a patent application to be submitted. Two short years later, the patent was issued for this unique product in the Netherlands, the first country to issue a patent for Gloup®. Other countries swiftly followed.