Cubitan

A ready-to-drink, high protein nutritional supplement shake enriched with nutrients essential for wound healing including arginine, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and zinc.
  • High in calories (248kcal), with 17.6g protein and 28 vitamins and minerals.
  • Enriched with arginine, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium which play an important role in wound healing (pressure injury).
  • Can help you meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not enough.
  • High in calories to help maintain your body weight when you are unwell or recovering from illness.
  • Good source of protein to support maintenance of muscle mass.
  • Available in a delicious vanilla flavour.
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For use in the dietary management of

  • Disease-related malnutrition.
  • People with pressure injuries.

 Important notice

  • Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.
  • Not for parenteral use.
  • Not suitable for people with galactosaemia.
  • Not suitable for people with cow’s milk protein allergy.
  • Not suitable for children under the age of 6 years.

Directions of use

  • Shake well before use.
  • Best served chilled.
  • Usage to be determined by a healthcare professional.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Once opened, store in the refrigerator.
  • Discard unused content after 24 hours.

 FAQs

1. What is Cubitan?

Cubitan is a ready-to-drink 200ml nutrition supplement that is high in calories (248kcal), high in protein (17.6g) and contains 28 vitamins and minerals per bottle. Cubitan is also enriched with arginine, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium which plays an important role in wound healing. Cubitan is a food for special medical and must be used under medical supervision.

2. Who is Cubitan for?

Cubitan is for the dietary management of people with disease-related malnutrition and pressure injuries.

3. Who shouldn’t use Cubitan?

Cubitan is not suitable for people with galactosaemia or those or have a cow’s milk protein allergy. It’s also not suitable for children under the age of 6 years.

4. What does Cubitan contain?

Cubitan is high in calories (248kcal), high in protein (17.6g) and contains 28 vitamins and minerals. It’s enriched with arginine, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium, all of which play an important role in wound healing. The complete list of ingredients can be found on the Cubitan Product Fact Sheet.

5. Does Cubitan contain any lactose?

Cubitan is low lactose (lactose <2g/100g).

6. Does Cubitan contain any other allergens?

Cubitan contains cows’ milk protein and soy; it doesn’t contain wheat, egg, nuts* or lupins.

7. Is Cubitan halal certified?

Yes, Cubitan is halal certified.

8. Is Cubitan kosher certified?

Cubitan doesn’t contain any kosher forbidden ingredients.

9. Does Cubitan contain any gluten?

Cubitan does not have any gluten containing ingredients.

10. Do I need to prepare Cubitan?

There’s no preparation needed; Cubitan is presented in a ready to drink 200ml bottle. It’s best served chilled but usage needs to be determined by a healthcare professional. Store in a cool, dry place and once opened, store in the refrigerator. Ensure you discard unused contents after 24 hours.

11. What is Cubitan used for?

Cubitan is designed to aid wound healing (pressure injuries) and is enriched with arginine, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium which play an important role in wound healing. Cubitan can help you meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not enough. It’s high in calories to help maintain your body weight when you are unwell or recovering from illness and provides a good source of protein to support maintenance of muscle mass.

12. What flavour does Cubitan come in?

Cubitan is available in a delicious vanilla flavour.

13. Where can Cubitan be purchased from?

Cubitan can be purchased via calling our Customer Support Team on 1800 884 367 or from your local pharmacy.

14. How do I take Cubitan?

Cubitan comes in a ready-to-drink 200ml format. It’s best served chilled and your exact usage needs to be determined by a healthcare professional. There are recipes on this site designed to show how Cubitan can be incorporated to create a delicious smoothie or snack. Always take as directed by your healthcare professional.

15. Is it safe to consume Cubitan with other medications?

You should be able to take Cubitan with most medications. For any medication that specifies to be taken on an empty stomach, do not take these with Cubitan. Interactions between medications and food and drink may exist. If you are unsure or have questions, ask your prescribing doctor about whether Cubitan can be taken with your medication.

16. What are oral nutritional supplements?

Oral nutritional supplements help you to meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not sufficient. They are available in a range of flavours and formats including:

  • Milkshake style available in either 200ml bottle or a 125ml bottle, these ready-to-drink shakes are high in protein and energy. There are also options that are high in fibre and nutritionally complete.
  • Juice style which is high in energy and available in a ready-to-drink 200ml bottle, providing an alternative for people who prefer fruit juice flavours or a change from a milkshake format.
  • Dessert style high energy, high protein pudding style dessert that comes in 125g pots and can be enjoyed with a spoon.
17. Are oral nutritional supplement suitable for cancer patients?

When started early with a cancer diagnosis, an oral nutritional supplement can contribute to weight maintenance, which in turn supports continued cancer therapy and can provide better nutritional management outcomes.***Oral nutritional supplements are specially designed foods and drinks that can help you meet your daily nutritional needs when your usual diet is not enough, providing the extra energy, protein, vitamins and minerals needed.

Taking an oral nutritional supplement in line with a healthcare professional’s advice can also help to reduce complications, reduce time in hospital and improve quality of life.***

To learn more about the role of oral nutritional supplements in cancer, visit our Nutrition Corner.

18. Where can you buy the Fortisip range in Australia?

The Fortisip range can be purchased from our online store or by calling our Customer Support Team on 1800 884 36.

You can also set up regular deliveries via our online store subscription service with free delivery on all orders over $50.

19. Where can I find out more?

For more information call the Nutricia Careline on 1800 438 500.

* 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.

References

***Martin L Senesse P et al. J Clin Oncol 2015 Jan 1: 33(1):90-9.