Paracetamol dosage form modifications for patients unable to swallow: from crushed tablets to thickened liquid medications
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
- Type: Poster
- By: MANRIQUE-TORRES, Yady Juliana (University of Queensland, School of phaacy, Brisbane, Australia)
- Co-author(s): Stokes, Jason R. (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Nissen, Lissa M. (School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology,, Brisbane, Australia)
Cichero, Julie A.Y (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Steadman, Kathryn J. (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Sparkes, Arron (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
People who suffer from dysphagia (difficulty swallowing foods and/or liquids) are unable to swallow solid dosage forms. To aid swallowing, tablets are crushed and mixed with pre-thickened fluids.
The aim of this research was to assess the influence of a typical commercial thickening product at the thickest viscosity for safe swallowing in.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.