MediGel® Hazelnut

MediGel Hazelnut
Product Code:
  • 74-10-5022 2 oz (56 g) cups
Suitable for:
  • Rats
  • Mice


MediGel® Hazelnut is a highly palatable soft gel designed to administer medication by oral consumption to research animals.

To review studies with this product, check out our 2 blogs:
MediGel® Hazelnut for the delivery of Buprenorphine
MediGel® Hazelnut: Highly Palatable Gel for Unpleasant Medications

To compare our different Medication Delivery Solutions, have a look at our flyer:
Medication Delivery Product Line Flyer

Delivering Solutions

• Nutella®-like flavor masks unpleasant medication taste
• Paste texture provides easy hand-mixing of therapeutics
• Theobromine free
• Nutritionally fortified soft gel promotes consumption by compromised animals

Delivering Quality

  • Commercially Sterile inside and out
  • Tyvek® medical packaging
  • E-Beam irradiation
  • Complies with quality standards as tested by an independent laboratory
  • Certificate of analysis by manufactured lot
  • Individually coded with lot and date of expiration


Cane Sugar, Purified Water, Corn Syrup, Hazelnut Butter, Corn Starch, Carob Powder,  Animal Protein (Milk), Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier, Food Acids.

Shelf Life

Shelf life is 18 months, unopened at room temperature storage.

Nutritional Information per 100g
  • Calories

    314 kcal

  • Protein


  • Carbohydrates


  • Sugars


  • Dietary Fiber


  • Fat


  • Saturated Fat


  • Moisture


  • Calcium


  • Phosphorus


  • Potassium


  • Sodium


Recommended Dosage

• To be administered under the direction of a veterinarian
• Manufactured for use in research animals
• Follow hand mixing protocol


Medication delivery solution for

  • highly compromised animals
  • bitter medications


  • How do I add medications to MediGel® Sucralose or MediGel® Hazelnut?

    Thermoreversible Protocol – MediGel® Sucralose
    MediGel® Sucralose, like many ClearH2O gels, is thermoreversible; the gel will liquefy when placed in a hot water bath. We recommend liquefying MediGel® Sucralose by placing the 2 oz. cup in a 60°C water bath for 15 minutes. Once the gel is liquefied, following aseptic technique, inject the medication with a syringe through the foil lid. After the medication is added, place a sticker over the injection site and shake the cup vigorously by hand for 15 seconds, then mix by vortexing for an additional 15 seconds. After mixing the medication, let the gel re-solidify back to its original consistency at room temperature or place in the refrigerator to accelerate re-solidification. (Approximately 15 minutes)
    This same procedure can be followed for other ClearH2O products such as DietGel® Recovery and LabGel®. See mixing guidelines.

    Hand Mixing Protocol – MediGel® Hazelnut
    Alternatively, you can add medications to MediGel® Hazelnut or MediGel® Sucralose by removing the foil lid and hand-mixing the drug directly into the gel. 
    One trick to ensure that the medication is mixed evenly into the MediGel® Sucralose is to add a natural food coloring with the medication solution. This enables a visual confirmation of the mixing.

  • How do I calculate the medication dosage for using MediGel® Sucralose or MediGel® Hazelnut?

    To answer this question, it is best to use an example calculation. In this calculation, we are using a drug concentration of 10mg/kg/day for pain management.
    For a 25 gram mouse: 10 mg/kg X 0.025 kg = 0.25 mg of drug/mouse/day.
    A 25 gram mouse on average will consume 5 ml of gel per day.
    Therefore, 0.25 mg / 5 ml gel = 0.05 mg/ml.
    One 2 oz cup of gel contains 60 ml.
    Therefore, 0.05 mg X 60ml = 3 mg per cup
    You would want to add 3 mg of drug to one cup of either MediGel® Sucralose or MediGel® Hazelnut.

  1. I have used the hazelnut products for our animals at two different institutions. They absolutely love the flavor, even with medication mixed in! The hazelnut product allowed us to orally medicate some our animals and enriches their life with a novel and savory flavor.

    Lab Manager
    Stanford University

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