Resource ThickenUp Clear | Dysphagia (2024)


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An instant thickening agent that can be used with both liquids and food to help manage dysphagia.

Resource® ThickenUp® Clear is designed specifically for the dietary management of patients with swallowing difficulties:

  • Improves swallowing safety without compromising efficacy
  • Easy to use – thickens and stabilises rapidly, remains clear and lump free over time
  • Keeps natural flavour and aroma of food and drinks
  • Can be used in hot, cold or fizzy liquids including tea, coffee, sparkling water and cola
  • Amylase resistant and demonstrates good GI tolerance
  • Can be used in patient’s favourite recipes such as roast dinner and fish pie
  • Safer and more effective compared to starch-based thickeners

Resource® ThickenUp® Clear is suitable for those experiencing swallowing difficulties due to conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple neurological disorders.

Product Product Format PIP Code Nestlé Line Code Case Size
Resource ThickenUp Clear 127g tin (with 1.2g scoop) 355-4433 12502419 12
Resource ThickenUp Clear 1.2g stick pack (24 sticks per box) 358-3382 12138070 12


An instant thickening agent that can be used with both liquids and food to help manage dysphagia.

Mixing Resource® ThickenUp® Clear with drinks is simple, just make sure these steps are followed exactly for a smooth consistency

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If you are unsure about the recommended fluid consistency consult a Speech and Language Therapist for further advice.

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1 scoop/ sachet =1.2 g.
For food, add Resource® ThickenUp® Clear as needed to achieve the appropriate consistency.
* For level 4 extremely thick liquids, evaluated IDDSI compliant based on spoon tilt test. It is the responsibility of the person administering Resource® ThickenUp® Clear to ensure that the liquid or food is mixed to the appropriate consistency.

Resource® ThickenUp® Clear should only be used under medical supervision. A Speech and Language Therapist should be consulted for advice on fluid consistency.

Nestlé Health Science proudly offer a product Sample Service, delivering direct to your patients. To request your sample of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear, simply click on the button below and follow the short sign up process. This will allow you to request your Resource® ThickenUp® Clear sample as well as other Nestlé Health Science product samples available via the service.

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We understand that choosing your dysphagia partner encompasses more than just choosing a thickener.

We provide our partners with a comprehensive, bespoke and flexible support package, empowering care home teams to feel confident in taking responsibility for residents with dysphagia.

Your free package can include...

  • Tailored digital care home Safety Briefings - choose the time and book online.
  • Support from our specialist dysphagia team.
  • Direct to patient sample service, with quick delivery.
  • A full suite of dysphagia resources on the N+ Education Hub.
  • On-demand advice for rolling out your dysphagia care plan.

Manage dysphagia without compromise.

Typical values 1.2g/200ml
Level 1/
Slightly Thick
Level 2/
Mildly Thick
Level 3/
Moderately Thick
Level 4/
Fat (0% kcal) g 0 0 0 0 0
of which
saturates g
0 0 0 0 0
(81% kcal) g
0.74 1.5 3.0 4.5 62
of which sugars g 0.02 0.04 0.09 0.13 1.80
Fibre (18% kcal) g 0.32 0.65 1.30 1.9 27
Protein (1% kcal) g 0 0 0 0.07 0
Salt g 0.032 0.064 0.13 0.19 2.7
Sodium mg/mmol 13/0.59 25/1.1 51/2.2 76/3.3 1060/46.1
Potassium mg/mmol 4.8/0.12 9.6/0.24 19/0.49 29/0.72 400/10.2

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Dietary Avoidance PDF

Maltodextrin (Corn, Potato), Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride. Halal, Kosher certified and Gluten free.

Product Product Format PIP Code Nestlé Line Code Case Size
Resource ThickenUp Clear 127g tin (with 1.2g scoop) 355-4433 12502419 12
Resource ThickenUp Clear 1.2g stick pack (24 sticks per box) 358-3382 12138070 12

Suitable for patients requiring thickening of liquid or food for the management of dysphagia due to conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders caused by injury or disease, and malignancies of the oral cavity and throat.
Source: NHSc data card

For oral consumption only. Suitable for children above 3 years of age.

Must be used under medical supervision.
Not suitable as sole source of nutrition.

Resource® Thickened Drinks

114ml Pot

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Nestlé's Resource ThickenUp Clear is an instant thickening agent that can be used to help with swallowing difficulties.

For nutritiously complete oral feeding products, check out our Peptamen neutral flavour, next.

Nestlé Health Science produces a range of foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) for use under medical supervision. A sample product should only be requested for a patient if deemed suitable following a professional evaluation from an appropriate healthcare professional. Althera® and Alfamino® are infant FSMPs and should only be used after the full consideration of the feeding options available, including breastfeeding.
The Nestlé Health Science Sample Service is available to healthcare professionals only, who require sample products for professional evaluation when they have no sample product or if a patient has insufficient product to cover their needs. This service is not intended as a long term solution for a patient.
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1. Development of a Non-invasive Device for Swallow Screening in Patients at Risk of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Results from a Prospective Exploratory Study. Steele, C.M., Mukherjee, R., Kortelainen, J.M. et al. Dysphagia 2019; 34, 698–707

2. The effects of a xanthan gum based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia. Rofes L et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014; 39(10): 1169-1179.

3. Data on file. Nestlé Health Science.

4. Hibberd J et al. Dysphagia 2011; 26: 432–75.

5. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia. Leonard RJ et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Apr;114(4):590-4

6. A comparative study between modified starch and xanthan gum thickeners in post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia. Vilardell N et al. Dysphagia 2016; 31(2): 169-179.

Footnotes and abbreviations:
GI, gastrointestinal


Q: Is Resource® ThickenUp® just for liquids?

A: Resource® ThickenUp® can be used for both liquids and foods

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