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Thick & Easy™ Clear

Product Features

Thick and Easy™ Clear

Description

Thick & EasyTM Clear is a white powder consisting of maltodextrin, xanthan gum, carrageenan and erythritol
 

Contra-indications

  • For enteral use only 
  • Not suitable where enteral nutrition is not permitted 
  • Not suitable for infants under three years of age
 

Precautions

  • Should only be used under medical supervision
  • Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition
 

Indications for Use

Thick & EasyTM Clear is designed to easily thicken food and fluids for patients who have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). For the dietary management of conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, malignancies of the oral cavity and throat, neurological disorders caused by injury or disease.

Thick & EasyTM Clear is prescribable on FP10/GP10 for the thickening of food and fluids in dysphagia.
 

Directions for Use

Thick & EasyTM Clear can be added to all hot and cold liquids and nutritional supplements to develop a thicker consistency and prevent aspiration. It provides total clarity in water or other liquids.

 

  1. Using the scoop in the tin
  2. Add recommended of level scoops of powder into an empty dry glass
  3. Add 100ml of desired liquid to the glass, stir briskly with a whisk or fork until dissolved
  4. Leave to stand for a few minutes

 

Thickening larger quantities:
Thick & EasyTM Clear can be mixed into liquids using a food processor. Keep liquid refrigerated until ready to use.

 

Freezing: Thick & EasyTM Clear is freeze-thaw stable and can be stored for as long as the food or liquid that is thickened can be preserved.

 

 Guidelines for use per 100ml Consistency

Syrup
(Stage 1)*  

Custard
(Stage 2)*  

Pudding
(Stage 3)*  
Liquids 1 Scoops 2 Scoops 3 Scoops

 

1 Scoop = approx. 1.4g

1 tin = 90 Scoops

*National Descriptors for Texture Modification in Adults (2009) BDA/RCSLT

 

Storage

Store in a cool, dry location (15- 25°C) and in a relatively odour free environment.
 

Pack Size

  • Thick & EasyTM Clear is available in a 126g resealable tin. Order code: 7195401
  • Thick & EasyTM Clear is available in 1.4g sachet, box x100 sachets. Order code: 7196901
 

Ingredients

maltodextrin, xanthan gum, carrageenan and erythritol.
 

Shelf Life

  • Thick & Easy™ Clear has a shelf life of 3 years from the date of manufacture.
  • Once opened the tin should be resealed with the plastic lid provided and kept in a cool, dry location (room temperature) and in a relatively odour free environment.
  • Shelf life once opened is 2 years if stored in the appropriate conditions.