According to a recent study* performed in five community pharmacies in Brisbane, 16.5% of the population experiences swallowing difficulties, often without informing their pharmacist or GP. 10.6% of the patients crushes tablets or opens capsules, often on their own initiative. Pharmacists can play an important part in proactively advising their patients on dealing with swallowing difficultiesby offering them modified dosage forms.
Fagron's SyrSpend® SF suspending vehicles offer a great solution for patients with swallowing difficulties. Our sugar-, gluten-, paraben- and alcohol-free suspending vehicles use Active Suspending Technology for accurate dosing and are sweetened for optimal taste masking. With over 250 evidence-based formulations, pharmacists can compound pleasant-tasting suspensions with many different active ingredients.
* Lau, E. T., Steadman, K. J., Mak, M., Cichero, J. A., & Nissen, L. M. (2015). Prevalence of swallowing difficulties and medication modification in customers of community pharmacists. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 45(1), 18-23.
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