Entries by David Wright

Swallowing difficulties and Medicines: Does it matter?

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.

Acupuncture Restores Swallowing After Brain Injury

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 […]

Liquid medicines licensed for administration via enteral tubes

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 […]