Having a Rare Disease is Hard Enough Without Having to Worry About Swallowing Medications
February 28, 2022 is Rare Disease Day!
According to rarediseaseday.org, rare diseases impact more than 300-million people worldwide. By raising awareness, those with rare diseases are hoping to work towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies.
Whether you or a loved one is facing the challenges associated with rare diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Still’s, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Achalasia or one of the many others, there are some commonalities patients deal with, such as dysphagia.
Dysphagia is difficulty swallowing. Those with dysphagia often describe having trouble getting food or drinks to move from their mouth to their stomach. Often this is painful, and for some, swallowing can be nearly impossible. This includes trying to swallow the medications needed to treat the rare disease they have, and the symptoms associated with it.
Those with rare diseases are already suffering and not being able to swallow the pills needed to help alleviate their symptoms is terrible. Fortunately, there is now help in the form of a new pill coating. It’s called MEDCOAT and it coats pills helping them slide down the throat more easily. It also covers up the bad taste of any medication. MEDCOAT is a game-changer for those with rare diseases and those who just have trouble swallowing pills.