Indications And Clinical Uses: A blenderized tube feeding formulated from traditional foods including meat, vegetables and fruit for patients with normal gastrointestinal function.
Recommended for both short-term and long-term tube feeding.
Not recommended when a low residue tube feeding is required.
Precautions: Not for parenteral administration.
Dosage And Administration: 6 cans [1 500 mL or 6 700 kJ (1 600 kcal)] provides at least 100% of the Canadian RNI (adult males, 25 to 49) for protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
Ready-to-use: Feed at room temperature. Follow a physician’s or dietitian’s directions. When initiating feedings, the flow rate, volume and dilution are dependent on the patient’s condition and tolerance. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the product during preparation and administration. Additional fluid requirements should be met by giving water orally with or after feedings or when flushing the feeding tube.
Feeding should be initiated at a slow rate. Rate and volume of feeding can be increased gradually over 48 hours if well tolerated. If intolerance develops, return to previously tolerated rate, or dilute formula to half strength until desired rate is achieved, then switch to full strength. Do not alter strength and volume at the same time. Rinse the tube with 20 to 30 mL water after each intermittent feeding or every 3 to 4 hours during continuous feeding to avoid clogging and provide additional water.
Availability And Storage: Each 250 mL ready-to-use can contains: water, maltodextrin, beef puree, pea puree, green bean puree, corn oil, peach puree, calcium caseinate, orange juice, mono- and diglycerides, disodium phosphate, calcium carbonate, dipotassium phosphate, potassium citrate, potassium chloride, carrageenan, salt, magnesium oxide, choline bitartrate, ascorbic acid, molybdenum yeast, ferric ammonium citrate, selenium yeast, chromium yeast, alpha tocopheryl acetate, zinc sulfate, niacinamide, D-calcium pantothenate, copper gluconate, manganese sulfate, thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A palmitate, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin K1, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.
Energy Distribution: protein 16%, fat 31%, carbohydrate 53%; 446 kJ (107 kcal)/100 mL.
Ready-to-use cans of 250 mL, cases of 24. Store unopened at room temperature. Once opened, store covered in refrigerator and use within 24 hours.
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