Isosource VHN


Novartis Nutrition

Therapeutic Nutrient

Indications And Clinical Uses: A high nitrogen, fibre containing, complete liquid tube feeding (nasogastric, nasoduodenal or jejunal) for patients with normal gastrointestinal function. Recommended for both short-term and long-term feeding. Not recommended when a low residue tube feeding is required.

Precautions: Not for parenteral administration.

Dosage And Administration: 1 250 mL or 5 220 kJ (5 cans or 1 250 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: ù-D water, maltodextrin, sodium and calcium caseinates, modified coconut oil (medium chain triglycerides), soy cotyledon, canola oil, soybean oil, potassium citrate, calcium phosphate tribasic, sodium citrate, artificial flavor, soy lecithin, sodium ascorbate, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, choline choride, magnesium oxide, L-carnitine, taurine, molybdenum yeast, selenium yeast, chromium yeast, zinc sulfate, alpha tocopheryl acetate, ferrous sulfate, niacinamide, D-calcium pantothenate, copper gluconate, manganese sulfate, thiamine HCl, pyridoxine HCl, riboflavin, beta carotene, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, vitamin K1, maltol, cyanocobalamin, vitamin D3.

Energy Distribution: protein 25%, fat 25%, carbohydrate 50%; 418 kJ (100 kcal)/100 mL. Contains 2.5 g/250 mL of dietary fibre (from soy cotyledon).

IsoSource VHN is a complete, high protein, isotonic liquid formula with fibre. It is designed to meet the needs of patients with increased protein requirements. IsoSource VHN contains medium-chain triglycerides for enhanced fat absorption and the trace elements selenium, chromium and molybdenum as well as L-carnitine, taurine and beta carotene.

Cans of 250 mL (vanilla), cases of 24. Store unopened at room temperature. Once opened, store covered in refrigerator and use within 24 hours.

ISOSOURCE® VHN Novartis Nutrition Therapeutic Nutrient

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