Most medicines are taken by mouth in the form of tablets or capsules, but for many people, even those with a healthy swallowing function, it can be a challenge to swallow solid oral medications. There are many reasons why people struggle, it may be due to illness, ageing or just a general aversion to swallowing solid medicines. Whatever the reason, research shows that medicines are missed, tablets are crushed and capsules are opened by patients and carers trying to find a solution to the problem.
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A recent study has demonstrated that acupuncture combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation and rehabilitation exercises is an effective treatment for restoration of the swallowing function when dysphagia (defined as a disorder involving difficulty or discomfort when swallowing) has occurred following craniocerebral injuries; injuries involving both the brain and the cranium. The acupuncture practice is based […]
The following liquid medicines manufactured by Rosemont Pharmaceuticals have recently received UK licenses for administration via nasogastric (NG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG) tube: Furosemide Oral Solution 20mg/5mL, 40mg/5mL and 50mg/5mL Ramipril Oral Solution 2.5mg/5mL Metoclopramide Hydrochloride Oral Solution 5mg/5mL Clonazepam Oral Solution 0.5mg/mL, 2mg/mL Gabapentin Oral Solution 50mg/mL All of the above medicines can […]