Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Feed thickeners review

Posted: 20 Sep 12 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Audits Nutrition & Blood


Our first choice formulary thickening agent is Nutilis (except for children under 1 year unless failure to thrive, where Carobel Instant is the choice) and it is also on contact (secondary care). However there are areas in Dumfries and Galloway where there is a high usage of non-formulary thickening agents, for example, Thick and Easy. This review will identify those individuals receiving any thickener other than Nutilis in order for a therapeutic switch to take place and encourage formulary compliance. There is a difference in the volume of powder required to thicken to certain consistencies with the different products, therefore patients will be provided with the Manufacturer’s instructions for use.