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Fortisip Drinks - Nutricia

Fortisip Drinks is created by Nutricia for advanced medical nutrition, within the Fortisip range there are 12 different types of fortisip drinks each with their own delicious flavours. The Fortisip range is dedicated to being a nutritionally complete, high energy or high protein supplement for the management of disease related malnutrition, ranging from 100kcal per 100ml (Fortimel Regular) to 244kcal per 100ml (Fortisip Drinks Compact) with the desserts having either 133kcal per 100g (Fortisip Fruit Dessert) or 160kcal per 100g (Forticrem Complete).

Fortisip Drinks Compact

Fortisip Drinks Compact is a milkshake style supplement that is the highest in energy (per ml) of all the Fortisip Drinks, containing 2.4kcal/ml (300kcal/125ml bottle) coming in 4 flavours; Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana and Mocha. Fortisip Drinks Compact can be used for the same medical reasons as Fortisip Drinks Bottle, the only difference is that Fortisip Drinks Compact is a smaller bottle (200ml and 125ml respectively), yet contains the same kcals (300kcals) and more vitamins and minerals than the Fortisip Drinks Bottle and so would be ideal for more severe cases of weight loss.

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Fortisip Drinks Bottle

Fortisip Drinks Bottle is a milkshake style supplement that is high in energy, containing 1.5kcal/ml (300kcal/200ml bottle) coming in 8 flavours; Neutral, Vanilla, Chocolate, Toffee, Banana, Orange, Strawberry and Tropical. Fortisip Drinks Bottle can be used for; short bowl syndrome; intractable malabsorption; pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients; inflammatory bowel disease; total gastrectomy; dysphagia; bowel fistulae; and disease related malnutrition. Fortisip Drinks Bottle 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 Drinks Bottle 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 weight loss 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.

Fortisip Drinks Extra

Fortisip Drinks Extra is also a milkshake style supplement that is high in energy, containing 1.6kcal/ml (320kcal/200ml bottle), and also high in protein, containing 20g/bottle. Fortisip Drinks Extra contains 50% of the RNI for vitamins and minerals in one bottle and comes in 5 delicious flavours; Vanilla, Strawberry, Forest Fruits, Chocolate and Mocha. Fortisip Drinks Extra can also be used for; short bowel syndrome; intractable malabsorption; pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients; inflammatory bowel disease; total gastrectomy; dysphagia; bowel fistulae; and disease related malnutrition, like Fortisip Drinks Bottle and Fortisip Drinks Compact.

Fortisip Fruit Dessert

Fortisip Fruit Dessert is a nutritionally complete, high energy, high protein, dessert style nutritional supplement, with added fibre and has 200kcal per single pot (150g). Fortisip Fruit Dessert comes in 2 flavours: Apple and Strawberry, and can be used as a dietary supplement to help people meet their requirements from other foods, or be used as a sole source of nutrition. Fortisip Fruit Dessert is suitable for patients with dysphagia who require nutritional support and can also help with; short bowel syndrome; intractable malabsorption; pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients; total gastrectomy; dysphagia; disease related malnutrition; continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD); and haemodialysis.

Fortisip Multi Fibre

Fortisip Multi Fibre is a milkshake style fortisip drinks, nutritionally complete, supplement which is very similar to the Fortisip Drinks Bottle but has an added amount of fibre (4.6g fibre per bottle) in, for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition. Fortisip Multi Fibre contains a blend of 6 types of dietary fibre helping to maintain normal bowel function. Fortisip Multi Fibre comes in 200ml bottles and is available in 5 flavours: Orange, Strawberry, Banana, Vanilla and Chocolate.

Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre

Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre is a savoury soup style, nutritionally complete, supplement which is high in energy (300kcal/200ml cup), high in protein (15g protein/ 200ml cup) and enriched with 4.6g of fibre per 200ml cup. Like Fortisip Multi Fibre Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre contains 6 types of dietary fibre to aid normal bowel function. Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre comes in 200ml cups and in 2 flavours: Cream of Chicken and Cream of Tomato. To enjoy the great taste of Fortisip Savoury Mutli Fibre simply remove the aluminium lid and warm in the microwave or pour into a pan and heat gently.

Fortisip Yogurt Style

Fortisip Yogurt Style is very similar to the rest of the Fortisip range, in that it is a nutritionally complete fortisip drinks supplement containing high energy (1.5kcal/ml - 300kcal/200ml bottle) and also containing essential vitamins and minerals that are needed to support a healthy immune system, which is vital during malnutrition. Fortisip Yogurt Style, unlike the rest of the range, comes in the form of a 200ml bottle drinking yogurt and comes in 3 flavours: Raspberry, Peach & Orange and Vanilla & Lemon.

Fortijuce

Fortijuce is still part of the Fortisip range, but instead of being a milkshake style, nutritionally complete fortisip drinks supplement, it is a juice style supplement still containing high energy (1.5kcal/ml - 300kcal/200ml bottle). Fortijuce comes in 200ml bottle and 7 flavours: Lemon, Apple, Orange, Strawberry, Tropical, Forest Fruit and Blackcurrant. It can be used for the same indications as Fortisip: short bowel syndrome; intactable malabsorption; pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients; inflammatory bowel disease; total gastrectomy; dysphagia; bowel fistulae; and disease related malnutrition.

Forticreme Complete

Forticreme Complete is a nutritionally complete dessert style food supplement that is high in energy (1.6kcal/g - 200kcal/125g pot) and high in protein. Forticreme Complete can be used as a sole source of nutrients, but it is advised, where possible, to have it as part of a food diet. Forticreme Complete comes in 125g pots and in 4 flavours: Vanilla, Banana, Forest Fruit and Chocolate. Forticreme Complete can be used for the same indications as the drinks which are: short bowel syndrome; intractable malabsorption; pre-operative preparation of undernourished patients; inflammatory bowel disease; total gastrectomy; dysphagia (because of its semi-solid texture Forticreme is ideal); bowel fistulae; and disease related malnutrition, whilst also helping with: continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD); and haemodialysis.

Fortimel Regular

Fortimel Regular is a high protein (20g protein/200ml bottle) low fat nutritionally complete milkshake style fortisip drinks supplement, ideal for people requiring a low fat diet. Fortimel Regular comes in 200ml bottles and in 4 different flavours: Forest Fruit, Strawberry, Vanilla and Chocolate. Fortimel Regular is ideal for people that need to gain weight due to: Oncology, Surgery - pre and post op nutrition, pressure ulcers, anorexia, nutritional support in the elderly and orthopaedic patients. Fortimel Regular cannot be used as a sole source of nutrients and must be taken with food.

Fortini / Fortini Multi Fibre

Fortini and Fortini Multi Fibre are identical in nearly every way, with Fortini Multi Fibre having 3g of fibre whereas the Fortini has 0g per bottle being the only notable difference. Both Fortini and Fortini Multi Fibre are aimed at children aged between 1-6 or with body weights between 8-20kgs and are used for the same things: disease related malnutrition or growth failure. Fortini is available in 200ml and 2 flavours: Strawberry and Vanille, Fortini Multi Fibre is available in 200ml and 4 flavours: Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Banana. Fortini and Fortini Multi Fibre contain a higher percentage of fat, a lower percentage of protein and less iron with Fortini containing no fibre and Fortini Multi Fibre containing less fibre than the adult range 'Fibre' drinks so as to cater for the specific dietary needs of 1-12 year olds.

Fortisip Range

The Fortisip range is aimed at those that need to gain weight for medical reason and are so because they are packed full of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, whilst most of the range also contains high energy to account for the lack of food (and so energy) being consumed by the patient. The Fortisip range also caters for those that need extra protein diets or diets that require extra fibre to help maintain healthy bowel movement.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 dinks); 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.

How should I take my oral nutritional supplement?
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.

How many oral nutritional supplements should I take?
Your dietitian, doctor or nurse will explain how many oral nutritional supplements you should take to suit your needs or medical condition. They will assess your body's nutrient needs, what you are eating and drinking and work out how many supplements you need. There is often a lot to discuss and remember when you see your health professional so don't be afraid to ask again afterwards if you are not sure or if you think your needs have changed. A quick telephone call might help you check, or ask when you next see them if that is soon. Your prescription might give more information; you can check this with the pharmacist. The important thing is not to leave it too long to check, they will want to help you get the most out of using your supplement and to get started as quickly as possible.

What should I do if I don't want my oral nutritional supplement anymore?
If you don't want your oral nutritional supplement anymore, you must talk to your doctor, nurse or dietitian about this so that they can check that you can get enough nutrients to meet your needs. If it is because you don't like the taste or texture of it, they are lots of different ones that you can try. People who don't like the taste of milk often prefer the juice-style supplements. Or you could try a savoury flavoured soup style supplement. Check the recipes on this website to see if there are ways that you can use your supplement in cooking or with other foods, to help you enjoy it more. Perhaps ask about the dessert-style supplements or about ones that are more suitable if you experience taste changes e.g. tangy yogurt based supplements. If you don't think you need your supplement anymore, because you are getting better and have started eating more, contact your doctor, dietitian or nurse so that you can discuss how your weight and diet have changed. They can then advise you on when to stop taking your supplements, they may suggest reducing them gradually.

Can I heat oral nutritional supplements?
Yes. Some people may prefer to take oral nutritional supplements warm, especially if they want to incorporate certain flavours into soup or custard. Pour the supplement into a pan and warm through gently without boiling, as boiling may alter the taste and destroy the heat sensitive vitamins.

Can I freeze oral nutritional supplements?
Yes. Some people may prefer to take oral nutritional supplements frozen either as a change to sipping them, or because they find them more palatable or easier to take if they have a sore mouth. Pour the supplement into a freezer safe container (or ice cube tray) and freeze. You can also freeze supplements in ice-lolly moulds.

Can I use oral nutritional supplements in cooking or with other foods?
Yes. Some people prefer to take oral nutritional supplements that have been incorporated into other foods and drinks, either as a change to sipping them or because they find them more palatable. Nutricia oral nutritional supplements for adults and children can both be used to fortify a variety of drinks, savoury and sweet foods, including muffins, macaroni cheese and hot chocolate. Check out the recipe pages on this website to find recipes for your oral nutritional supplement.

Are Nutricia products lactose free?
Many of the products in the Nutricia oral nutritional supplement range are clinically lactose free (i.e. contain a level of lactose <0.030g per 100ml) and are therefore suitable for patients with lactose intolerance. These are Fortisip Drinks, Fortisip Multi Fibre, Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre, Fortisip Fruit Dessert, Fortijuce, Fortini, Fortini Multi Fibre, Polycal Liquid, Polycal Powder, FortiCare, Calogen and Nutricia preOp. Those that are not clinically lactose free are: Fortisip Yogurt Style, Fortisip Drinks Extra, Fortimel, Forticreme Complete, Protifar, Scandishake Mix, Renilon 7.5 and Infatrini. All of the Nutricia tube feeds for adults and children, including the specialised tube feeds are clinically lactose free, with the exception of Nutrison Peptisorb, Nutrini Peptisorb and Infatrini.

Which products are suitable for people with Diabetes?
It is important to note that, as with any patient who is not managing to achieve an adequate diet from 'normal' foods, it is essential that a patient with diabetes receives some form of nutritional support to ensure that their nutritional requirements are met. In addition, patients with diabetes on medication should receive a regular intake of carbohydrate in order to prevent low blood sugar levels. Fortisip Multi Fibre and Fortisip Neutral are a good choice of fortisip drinks . Many of the other Nutricia oral nutritional supplements may be considered, however these should be used under medical supervision and advice sought from a dietitian or doctor as to the most appropriate sip feed for that patient and how it should be used. Where oral nutritional supplements are being given the following is recommended:

Are Nutricia products suitable for people with Coeliac disease?
Yes. All Nutricia's products (tube feeds and oral nutritional supplements) are gluten free and are suitable for people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance.

Are Nutricia products suitable for people with Cows' milk protein allergy?
Nutricia produces the Neocate range of products which are specially designed for infants and children with cows' milk protein allergy. Most of the other Nutricia oral nutritional supplements are based on cows' milk protein so are not suitable for these patients. Nutricia produces an adult tube feed called Nutrison Soya, which is prescribable for disease related malnutrition in patients who have cows' milk protein intolerance. This is unflavoured and so if taken orally needs to be decanted into a suitable drinking vessel and appropriate flavourings added to increase palatability.

Are Nutricia's oral nutritional supplements suitable for use during pregnancy?
During pregnancy an excessive intake of vitamin A should be avoided as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Many of Nutricia's oral nutritional supplements are designed to provide the complete range of micronutrients including vitamin A. The level of vitamin A present in Nutricia's oral nutritional supplements is within the upper limit suggested during pregnancy, however, intake of vitamin A from normal dietary foods should also be considered and intakes of vitamin A rich foods should be limited (e.g. liver). The decision to use oral nutritional supplements during pregnancy should be made by a dietitian or doctor.

Is Fortini suitable for children with diabetes?
The Fortini range contains some sugars as part of the carbohydrate blend. For patients with diabetes it is recommended that a bottle of Fortini Multi Fibre or Fortini should be sipped slowly over about 20 minutes to minimise sharp rises in blood sugar levels. The total number of bottles of Fortini Multi Fibre or Fortini that should be taken per day should be advised by a dietitian.

Are Nutricia's products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
The majority of Nutricia's tube feeds and oral nutritional supplements are suitable for vegetarians as defined by The Vegetarian Society. Carminic Acid, a colouring derived from cochineal, may not be acceptable to some patients and is used in the following sip feeds:

Is Infatrini suitable for Halal, vegetarian and vegan diets?
Infatrini does not contain any non-vegetarian ingredients but may not be suitable for all vegetarians due to the processing of some ingredients, and because it contains LCPs from fish oil. Regarding its suitability for Halal diets, there are no 'forbidden' ingredients in Infatrini but the manufacturing process has not had official Halal certification. Infatrini is not suitable for vegans as it contains milk and other non-vegan ingredients.

Is Infatrini suitable for Halal, vegetarian and vegan diets?
Infatrini does not contain any non-vegetarian ingredients but may not be suitable for all vegetarians due to the processing of some ingredients, and because it contains LCPs from fish oil. Regarding its suitability for Halal diets, there are no 'forbidden' ingredients in Infatrini but the manufacturing process has not had official Halal certification. Infatrini is not suitable for vegans as it contains milk and other non-vegan ingredients.

How do I thicken drinks using Nutilis?
The label on your tin of Nutilis tells you the number of scoops you will need to use. With hot drinks, always add the sugar and milk first

1. Pour the drink you wish to thicken into a Nutilis Shaker (if provided), glass, cup or mug.

2. Add the prescribed number of scoops of Nutilis to the drink and mix with a fork or whisk, or replace the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously until the powder is well mixed with the drink.

3. Leave the drink to stand for a few minutes to achieve the required consistency.

4. Serve.

How do I thicken puréed foods using Nutilis?
1. Purée the food you are going to thicken so it is completely smooth and free from any lumps. Ideally sieve the purée, especially for foods with 'husks' and seeds (e.g. peas, sweet corn and strawberries).

2. Add the necessary number of scoops of Nutilis to the purée and stir in well.

3. Allow the food to stand for a few minutes to reach the required consistency.

4. The food can now be served or chilled/frozen for later use. 5. When reheating food, make sure food is piping hot throughout before serving.

Are Nutricia's oral nutritional supplements suitable for children?
The Nutricia oral nutritional supplements Fortini and Fortini Multi Fibre are specifically designed for young children and are, therefore, the recommended sip feed for children over 1 year. Fortisip Drinks, Fortisip Drinks Compact, Fortisip Multi Fibre, Fortisip Yogurt Style, Fortijuce, Fortisip Drinks Extra, Fortimel, Fortisip Savoury Multi Fibre, Fortisip Fruit Dessert and Forticreme Complete, are not suitable for use in children under 3 years of age and are not designed for use as a sole source of nutrition in children under 6 years. However, their use in children aged 3-6 years is a clinical decision which should be made by a doctor or dietitian.

Are there any colouring agents in the Fortini range?
Colouring agents are not permitted in foods specifically designed for infants and young children under 3 years of age. As the Fortini range are all foods for special medical purposes specifically designed for children, we have not added colouring agents. Note: Fortini Multi Fibre chocolate has a 'chocolatey' colour due to natural colouring agents.

Can I freeze Infatrini?
We do not recommend that Infatrini is frozen straight from the bottle as on thawing the LCPs in Infatrini may affect the taste making it less palatable.

What should I do if I don't see any change in my baby's weight?
It is important to talk to your healthcare professional about your baby's diet and weight. When your baby was prescribed Infatrini your healthcare professional may have discussed with you how they expected the feed to influence your baby's growth. If you are at all concerned contact your healthcare professional to discuss how your baby has got on since you last saw them and what you should do next.

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