MEDCOAT® – TABLET COATING
MEDCOAT® is a new innovative and award winning product with which the user himself can apply a swallow enhancing and taste masking coating to tablets, capsules or pills, just before taking them. MEDCOAT® makes tablets:
• Easier to swallow
The coating is slippery and saliva stimulating which make tablets easier to swallow.
• Taste good
The coating masks the taste of tablets and replaces it with a pleasant and refreshing taste of citrus.
MEDCOAT® is applied on a tablet by pushing the tablet through an applicator. MEDCOAT® is sold in pharmacies as a consumer health care product without any connection to a specific drug. MEDCOAT® can be used to coat tablets and capsules of different size and shape. MEDCOAT® can also be used for divided tablets and the coating then also effectively camouflages the sharp edges and the bad taste at the surface of fracture. The product is a safe and effective aid that only contains common food ingredients (about 0.2 g per coating). The coating dissolves quickly from the tablet after swallowing.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTIES SWALLOWING TABLETS
Diffculties in swallowing tablets and capsules is a widespread problem among patients. Two large groups that often have these difficulties are children (e.g. when taking bad tasting medicine such as antibiotics) and elderly with swallowing disorders (e.g. due to dysphagia or xerostomia). Many adults also have difficulty taking tablets. In a Norwegian study of 6158 persons, 30% of the women and 15% of the men stated that they had difficulty swallowing tablets. Read more.
When MEDCOAT® is suitable:
• Difficulties swallowing tablets
• Big or hard to swallow tablets, especially when they should not be crushed
• Bad tasting medicine (e.g. cortisone, antibiotics, metformin, etc.)
• To get children to learn to swallow tablets