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New products launched.

Glenmark Pharma have two new branded generic soluble products.  Glensoludex is a soluble dexamethasone tablet, available in strengths of 2mg, 4mg and 8mg.  Glensoludex is indicated for use in certain endocrine and non-endocrine disorders, in certain cases of cerebral oedema and for diagnostic testing of adrenocortical hyperfunction. Alzhok is a soluble memantine tablet, available in strengths of […]

UK Swallowing Research Conference 2018

The UK Swallow Research Group (UKSRG) aims to: Promote the dissemination and debate of the latest swallow and dysphagia research Bring researchers together from basic science and clinical practice to share ideas and develop research projects Encourage interdisciplinary research, peer review and support for work in progress   Invite international research leaders to present key note […]

Patient’s association launches care home charter for swallowing and medicines

In Jan 2017 the UK Patient’s Association launched a charter to improve the care of residents in care homes who have swallowing difficulties. In response to a survey results which identified sub-optimal practices with respect to covert administration and medicines administration for care home residents with dysphagia, the Patient’s Association convened an advisory group to address […]

Mixing medicines with thickeners can significantly reduce their effectiveness

Recent research published in the international journal Dysphagia has shown that if Mitiglinide tablets, a treatment for type 2 diabetes are mixed with a thickener before being administered to healthy volunteers, Mitinglinide’s ability to reduce blood sugar levels was seriously affected.  In practice this would mean that if the drug was routinely administered with a thickening […]