FAQs

What is Med-Easy™?

Med-Easy™ is a liquid swallowing aid that helps make swallowing tablets, capsules and other solid dose medication easier. It has a light texture, pleasant feel and has a sweet flavour to cover up the bad taste of medicines.

Who should use Med-Easy™?

Med-Easy™ can be used by anybody over the age of 2 who can swallow. Med-Easy™ should not be used by those with severe swallowing difficulties. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor or pharmacist before use.

How common is dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing?

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing is a common problem. Those with difficulty swallowing are likely to include:

  • A person suffering from illness or a medical problem i.e. stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer
  • Those undertaking medication or treatment which results in dry mouth
  • Children or young adults transitioning from children’s liquid medication to solid dose tablets or capsules
  • Over 60s
  • Those with general pill anxiety

Where can I buy Med-Easy™?

Med-Easy™ is now available to buy in pharmacies. Go to our where to buy page to see a list of our stockists.

How does Med-Easy™ work?

Med-Easy™ eases the passage of medicines through the oesophagus into the stomach. It does so by wrapping around the medication which means instead of resting on the surface of the tongue, the medication is suspended in the liquid. As the patient swallows, the external edges of the liquid flow faster than the centre, allowing the tablet and Med-Easy™ to flow freely down into the oesophagus.

Are there any side effects when using Med-Easy™?

Med-Easy™ has no known side effects, however if side effects occur discontinue use of the product immediately and consult a health professional. Do not use if you have any known hyper-sensitivity to any of the ingredients.

Who makes Med-Easy™?

Med-Easy™ is created by the Fagron Group Ltd, a global pharmaceutical organisation, and distributed in the UK by Fagron UK Ltd.

What is a Medical Device?

Med-Easy™ is a Class I Medical Device based on the European Directive 93/42/EEC, Annex IX Classification Criteria. The World Health Organisation define a medical device as:

‘An article, instrument, apparatus or machine that is used in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness or disease, or for detecting, measuring, restoring, correcting or modifying the structure or function of the body for some health purpose.’

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