Finding it difficult to swallow tablets, capsules or vitamins? –


Finding it difficult to swallow tablets, capsules or vitamins?

Posted by Lourens van der Walt on

Some people have no problem gulping down their medication with (or even without) water – but for some of us, this is the worst part of your day. It will either get stuck in your mouth or throat, or end up in a coughing fit.

So how can I swallow my prescribed pills, tablets or vitamins with ease?

Try our latest product - Gloup Swallowing Gel for Medicines. Gloup is the first medication swallowing gel in the world that makes swallowing pills, tablets and vitamins easier and safer, when water is not accessible or preferred.

In addition, here are two tips from Harvard Medical School:

The Pop Bottle Method

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  1. Fill bottle with water.
  2. Place tablet on your tongue and close your lips tightly around the bottle opening.
  3. Take a drink, keeping contact between the bottle and your lips and using a sucking motion to swallow the water and pill. Don't let air get into the bottle

The Lean Forward Method

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Although this feels unnatural studies showed a 89% improvement compared to the previous method

  1. Put a capsule on your tongue.
  2. Take a sip of water but don't swallow.
  3. Tilt your chin toward your chest.
  4. Swallow the capsule and water while your head is bent.


  1. Put a pill in applesauce/pudding or Yogurt.

  2. Grind a pill into a powder and add it to yogurt or pudding.

  3. Cut a pill with a pill splitter and swallow the smaller pieces one by one.

This is dangerous and can cause over-dosing or under-dosing and can cause esophagitis.


Gloup is the first medication swallowing gel in the world that makes swallowing medication easier if water is not accessible, or preferred. Unlike food, Gloup has no impact on the efficacy of the medication, so optimal efficacy of your medication can be achieved. Gloup is a 100% all-natural gel, specifically developed for the intake of oral medication. It covers your tablet to mask the bad taste of the medication, but because of its slipperiness it also slides down the throat easily. Entire pills as well as crushed medication* can be taken safely with Gloup (individual must be able to swallow independently and be over the age of 2 years).


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