Dysphagia Management Guidelines for Thickeners

Thik & Clear commercial thickener, often used to manage dysphagia, is currently unavailable.If you have patients who use this product, they will require an alternative thickening product. With Thik & Clear unavailable, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital prefers use of infant cereals as the main thickening agents for children less than 12 months of age who are diagnosed with dysphagia. For older children, a variety of other thickening products are available. Resources for making thickening recommendations to your patients can be found in our resource guide below.

Dysphagia Management Guidelines for Thickeners Resources

If you have further questions or concerns regarding these changes, please contact us at 901-482-9168 and a speech-language pathologist will assist you.