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Fortisip Chocolate 200ml
Fortisip Chocolate 200ml
Weight: 240g (includes packaging)
Fortisip is a milkshake style supplement that is high in energy, containing 1.5kcal/ml (300kcal/200ml bottle). Fortisip can be used for;
- short bowl syndrome;
- intractable malabsorption;
- pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients;
- inflammatory bowel disease;
- total gastrectomy;
- bowel fistulae;
- disease related malnutrition.
Fortisip can be used as a sole source of nutrition in patients over 6 years old, but is best advised to be added to, if possible, some sort of food diet. Fortisip is a nutritionally complete formula containing essential vitamins and minerals aiding in the support of a healthy immune system, which is vital during times of disease related malnutrition, and loss of weight in general, as many of the essential vitamin and minerals that would usually be obtained from the food will no longer be gained from the diet.
What are oral nutritional supplements?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body's daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. Most oral nutritional supplements are flavoured liquid drinks (such as fortisip drinks); they are sometimes called 'sip feeds' because people tend to sip them. Oral nutritional supplements also come as powders that are made up into drinks or are added to drinks or foods like tea, coffee, custard and cereal. There are also some dessert-style or soup style oral nutritional supplements. The idea is to have a range of tastes and textures so that everyone who needs them can find something they like.
Your dietitian, doctor or nurse will explain how to take your supplement to suit your needs or medical condition. Unless they advise you otherwise, generally people take it when they feel most like drinking or eating it. This may be between meals like a snack, so that it doesn't fill you up just before a meal, or it might be first thing in the morning or before you go to bed. The important thing is to try and eat as much of your meals as possible and use the supplement as a 'top-up'. Some people who cannot eat may be taking just oral nutritional supplements alone, they can provide all the essential nutrients you need each day. They are delicious when drunk warm or chilled straight from the fridge. Fruity flavours are best served chilled. The easy-to-handle bottle pours readily into a glass or you can drink it straight from the bottle using the straw provided.
Store in a cool, dry place (5-25°C). Once opened Fortisip Multi Fibre should be consumed within 4 hours or stored in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Discard unused contents thereafter.
Not suitable for use as a sole source of nutrition in children under 6 years of age. Not suitable for patients with galactosaemia.
Water, maltodextrin, cow’s milk proteins, sugar, vegetable oils (rapeseed oil, sunflower oil), potassium citrate, emulsifier (soy lecithin), flavouring, magnesium chloride, tri calcium phosphate, acidity regulator (citric acid), choline chloride, carotenoids ((contains soy) ( β-carotene, lutein, lycopene)), calcium hydroxide, sodium L-ascorbate, potassium hydroxide, ferrous lactate, zinc sulphate, colour (curcumin), magnesium hydroxide, nicotinamide, retinyl acetate, copper gluconate, DLα-tocopheryl acetate, sodium selenite, manganese sulphate, calcium D-pantothenate, chromium chloride, D-biotin, cholecalciferol, thiamin hydrochloride, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, sodium molybdate, riboflavin, potassium iodide, sodium fluoride, phytomenadione.
Note: All information based on vanilla flavour. Some minor differences exist between flavours.