- Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP). Complete and balanced formula. High Protein. Fiber free. 1.5 kcal/ml.
- Can be used as a sole source of nutrition or as nutritional supplement.
- Approved as FSMP in EU according to Commission Directive 1999/21/EC, it is therefore an Article 1(3) (a) product(1999/21/EC).
NutriPlete Energy is suitable to enhance the energy, protein and micronutrient intake of malnourished patients or for patients at risk of malnutrition.
NutriPlete Energy is specifically suitable for:
– Patients with or at risk of malnutrition.
– Patients with high energy requirements.
– Patients requiring a fiber free diet (with an exception for NutriPlete Energy Chocolate that contains a low level of fiber (0,5g/100ml))*
The number of bottles NutriPlete Energy advised, should be decided by a physician or dietitian and will vary from patient to patient according to individual needs. As a supplement 1- 3 bottles per day can be advised. Depending on the individual nutritional needs, as a sole source of nutrition, the advised number of bottles will vary between patients and must be decided by physician or dietitian.
PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICTIONS
NutriPlete Energy is not suitable for:
– Children below 11 years of age (NutriPlete Energy has been developed to meet the nutritional requirements of adults. If used in children, strict medical supervision is warranted).
– Patients with galactosaemia.
– Intravenous use.
NutriPlete Energy Chocolate is also not suitable for:
– Patients requiring a strict fiber free diet.
NutriPlete Energy is available in four delicious natural flavours: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and banana.
NutriPlete Energy is available in a 200 ml bottle. The bottles are packaged in carton clusters containing 4 bottles per cluster or in a box of 24 bottles.
* There is little scientific evidence available on the contraindications of dietary fiber in enteral nutrition.
Examples of perceived contraindications for fiber containing enteral nutrition are (brochure Nutricia,2008):
– Patients with bowel disorders might require a fiber-free diet, unless under strict medical supervision.
– Patients receiving drugs that suppress intestinal tract function.
– Patients with intestinal ileus, unless under strict medical supervision.
– As a preparation before bowel investigation or surgery.
Further, Meier and Gasull describe the following contraindication for fiber in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):
– The major contraindication for the use of fiber in IBD is the presence of strictures and fistulae, due to the possibility of mechanic complications. Avoiding of coarse and poorly fermented fiber is mandatory in this situation. Easy fermentable fiber could be considered safer (Meier and Gassull,2004).