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A ready-to-drink, lemon flavoured carbohydrate drink for pre-operative dietary management of patients undergoing elective surgery.
  • Suitable for use as part of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs: carbohydrate loading before surgery is recommended to improve patient outcomes including shorter length of stay and reduced post-operative insulin resistance.1,2
  • Safe to use up until 2 hours prior to anaesthesia: shortens pre-operative fasting period and improves patient wellbeing by reducing feelings of thirst, hunger and weakness pre- and post-operative.3,4
  • 25.2g carbohydrate/bottle (100% energy): induces insulin release during pre-operative carbohydrate feeding which promotes anabolic state and results in reduction in post-operative insulin resistance.5
  • Maltodextrin polymer composition: lower osmolality than pure glucose or other monomer solutions and contributes to increased gastric emptying rate.6,7

Product Information

A ready-to-drink, lemon flavoured carbohydrate drink for pre-operative dietary management of patients undergoing elective surgery.

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Indications

For pre-operative dietary management of patients undergoing elective surgery.

Important Notice
  • Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.
  • Not for parenteral use.
  • Not suitable for patients with delayed gastric emptying.
  • Not suitable for emergency surgery patients.
  • Not suitable for infants under 1 year of age.
  • Use with caution in young children and patients with diabetes mellitus.
Direction for Use
  • Shake well before use.
  • Best served chilled.
  • Usage to be determined by a healthcare professional.
  • Loading dose: 4 x 200ml the evening before surgery.
  • Final dose: 2 x 200ml 2 hours prior to anaesthesia.
Storage
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Once opened, store in the refrigerator.
  • Discard unused contents after 24 hours.
Order Information

Contact Nutricia Customer Care 1800 889 480

preOp Presentation Code Units per carton
Lemon 200ml bottle 71500 24
Ingredients

Full ingredients list and nutritional information available on Factsheet.

Allergen & Cultural Information
  • Does not contain: wheat, egg, nuts*, lupins.
  • Halal certified.
  • No Kosher forbidden ingredients.
  • No gluten containing ingredients. No detectable gluten when tested to a sensitivity level of less than 5 parts per million (<5 ppm i.e. <5mg/kg).
  • Low lactose (lactose <2g/100g).
References
  1. Weimann A, Braga M, Carli F, et al. ESPEN guideline: Clinical nutrition in surgery, Clin Nutr. 2017;36:623-650.
  2. Ljungqvist O. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017;152:292-298.
  3. Phillips S, Hutchinson S, et al. Preoperative drinking does not affect gastric contents. Br J Anaesth. 1993;70:6-9.
  4. Nygren J, Thorell A. Safety and patient well-being after preoperative oral intake of carbohydrate rich beverage. Clin Nutr. 1996;15:30.
  5. Soop M, Nygren J, Myrenfors P, et al. Preoperative oral carbohydrate treatment attenuates immediate postoperative insulin resistance. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001;280:576-583.
  6. Foster C, Costill D. Gastric emptying characteristics of glucose and glucose-polymer solutions. Res Quart. 1980;51:299-305.
  7. Sole C, Noakes T. Faster emptying for glucose-polymer and fructose solutions than for glucose in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol. 1989;58:183-186.
Additional Information

* Peanut (Arachis hypogaea), Almond (Amygdalus communis L .), Hazelnut (Corylus avellana), Walnut (Juglans regia), Cashew (Anacardium occidentale), Pecan nut (Carya illinoiesis (Wangenh.) K. Koch), Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), Pistachio nut (Pistacia vera), Macadamia nut and Queensland nut (Macadamia ternifolia), and products thereof.