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Swallowing / Dysphagia


Assure Slide, by ARKRAY USA, is a swallowing aid for people with swallowing difficulties to help them swallow tablets, capsules and powders. Slide, a Class I medical device, is a pleasant tasting, slippery gel that works in four ways to improve the swallowing experience for patients.

1. The gel is thick and smooth to allow for easy swallowing of tablets and a smooth passing through the esophagus to the stomach and can be used with tablets, capsules and powders.
2. Slide moistens the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat cavity allowing the tablet, capsules or powders to pass smoothly through the esophagus.
3. Slide breaks down immediately in the stomach and does not affect the absorption rate of medication.
4. The fresh flavor and aroma of Slide may eliminate the unpleasant taste and smell of tablets, capsules and powders.

• Assure Slide is a water-based gel, made of all natural ingredients, and comes in two thicknesses that closely align with the IDDSI guidelines, published by this global group working towards improving the lives of people with dysphagia by standardizing the terminology around foods that are altered in consistency to allow easier swallowing.
• Assure Slide Zero (raspberry flavor) is sugar-free, sweetened with Xylitol, and is moderately thick.
• Assure Slide Forte (vanilla flavor) is sweetened with sugar and is extremely thick.
• Both Slide Zero and Slide Forte are gluten free.

Approximately 1 teaspoon of Slide is the recommended dosage to be placed on a spoon with a whole or crushed tablet, capsule or powder, placed in the mouth and swallowed. Using Slide chilled may also assist with the swallowing reflex. Slide can be used in several doses and the volume can be adjusted based on the needs of the patient. It is not necessary to take water when you use Slide for swallowing; however it may be necessary to take water with your medication. You should follow complete instruction provided by the manufacturer for taking any medications or supplements and consult with a physician or pharmacist.

ARKRAY USA is a leader in providing products that improve patient care. ARKRAY has devoted more than half a century to creating solutions that simplify the lives of people and their caregivers.

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