Frequently asked questions

Taken with meals or other activities.

Water is > 95%; excipients are polyethylene oxide (gel former), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (gel form), butylhydroxytoluene (antioxidant), potassium sorbate (antioxidant and acidity buffer), and malic acid (acidity buffer). None of the components have systemic effect and will just pass through the digestive system.

No - Salientgel do not need a prescription. Salientgel is available here on the website.

Salientgel should be stored in a refrigerator, but can be stored at room temperature for shorter periods. The gel should not be exposed to temperatures above 30 degrees as it may affect the properties of the gel.

Salient gel should not be used in children under 18 or pregnant women, without prior agreement with your doctor.

No, it is a medical device, class 1 and has been developed and manufactured in Denmark in accordance with EU requirements.

Salientgel is invented by Danish researchers at the University of Copenhagen and is the result of many years of experience in formulating drugs and gel.

Basically, the gel is safe to use and has a very low side effect profile. The gel creates a smooth skin in the mouth and throat that affects the sinking mechanism, which can lead to misalignment. It is therefore recommended to try small pieces of food to begin with, until you know the effect.

  • Cough and mucus in the throat associated with eating or immediately after -
  • Problems with holding the mouth water
  • Problems with sinking parts or all of the food
  • That the food or liquid gets into the trachea instead of in the esophagus (getting something wrong in the throat) - or in the lungs, which can cause pneumonia -
  • That it takes a very long time to eat
  • A roaring sound in connection with breathing immediately after eating
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Yes, Odense University Hospital has made a study with patients who have had head-neck force and have received radiation therapy.

Long lasting

The gel has a good thread drawing ability and adheres well to dry mucous membranes. The gel has a structure that resembles the structure of normal saliva.

Water based

Water is > 95%; excipients are polyethylene oxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, butylhydroxytoluene, potassium sorbate, and malic acid. None of the components have systemic effect and will merely pass through the digestive system.

Neutral taste

Taste neutral, which means you can concentrate on enjoying the taste of your meal.