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Got a question? This is the place to find out everything you need to know about our products and services.

Q: Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders suitable for people with diabetes?

A: Yes.


Abbott feeds are suitable for people with diabetes.


It is recommended that oral nutritional supplements should be consumed slowly (over at least a 20-25 minute period) and be evenly spaced throughout the day.


Abbott feeds should be used under medical supervision and advice should always be sought from a dietitian or doctor on which oral nutritional supplement or tube feed is most suitable to meet individual requirements.


Abbott recommends that blood glucose levels are routinely monitored.


Q: Is Glucerna available in the UK?

A: No.


However, Abbott feeds are suitable for people with diabetes.


Abbott feeds should be used under medical supervision and advice should always be sought from a dietitian or doctor on which oral nutritional supplement or tube feed is most suitable to meet individual requirements.


It is recommended that oral nutritional supplements should be consumed slowly (over at least a 20-25 minute period) and be evenly spaced throughout the day.


Abbott recommends that blood glucose levels are routinely monitored.


Q: Are Abbott oral nutrition supplements, tube feeds and powders free from genetically modified ingredients?

A: Yes.


All Abbott products sold in the UK are free from any ingredients which are either derived from a genetically modified crop or produced by a genetically modified organism.


Q: Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders suitable for a Halal diet?

A: Yes, the majority of Abbott feeds are suitable for Halal diets. The feeds that are suitable for a Halal diet are:


Oral nutritional supplements for adults

Ensure Plus Advance (banana, coffee, chocolate, strawberry)

Ensure Compact (banana, café latte, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

Ensure Plus milkshake style (banana, chocolate, coffee, fruits of the forest, strawberry, peach, neutral flavours)

Ensure Plus yoghurt style (orchard peach, strawberry swirl flavours)

Ensure Plus juce (strawberry, fruit punch, peach, orange, apple flavours)

Ensure Plus Fibre (banana, chocolate, strawberry flavours)

Ensure TwoCal (banana, vanilla, neutral, strawberry flavours)

Ensure Shake (banana, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

Enshake (banana, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

Ensure (chocolate, vanilla flavours)

Ensure Plus Crème (banana, chocolate, vanilla flavours)


Tube feeds for adults

Jevity Promote (1000 ml)

Jevity (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Jevity Plus (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Jevity Plus HP (500 ml)

Jevity 1.5kcal (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Jevity Advance (500 ml)

Osmolite (500 ml, 1000 ml)

Osmolite Plus (500 ml, 1000 ml)

Osmolite 1.5kcal (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

TwoCal/TwoCal Bolus (200 ml, 1000 ml)


Oral nutritional supplements for  children (8-30kg)

PaediaSure Compact (banana, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure (banana, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Fibre (banana, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Plus (unflavoured, banana, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Plus juce (apple, very berry flavours)

PaediaSure Plus Fibre (banana, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Peptide (vanilla flavour)


Tube feeds for children (8-30kg)

PaediaSure (500 ml)

PaediaSure Fibre (500 ml)

PaediaSure Plus (500 ml)

PaediaSure Plus Fibre (500 ml)

PaediaSure Peptide (500 ml)


Specialist infant formula from birth to 8kg

Similac High Energy (200 ml)


Peptide-based feeds

Perative (500 ml, 1000 ml)

Vital 1.5kcal (1000 ml, 200 ml vanilla, café latte, mixed berry flavours)


Specialist feeds

Nepro HP (500 ml vanilla flavour, 220 ml strawberry, vanilla flavours)

Oxepa (500 ml)


Q: Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders suitable for a Kosher diet?

A: Yes, the majority of Abbott feeds are suitable for Kosher diets. The feeds that are suitable for a Kosher diet are:


Oral nutritional supplements for adults

Ensure Plus Advance (banana, chocolate, coffee, vanilla flavours)

Ensure Compact (banana, café latte, vanilla flavours)

Ensure Plus milkshake style (banana, chocolate, coffee, neutral, vanilla flavours)

Ensure Plus juce (apple, fruit punch, lemon & lime, orange, peach flavours)

Ensure Plus Fibre (banana, chocolate, vanilla flavours)

Ensure TwoCal (banana, neutral, vanilla flavours)

Enshake (banana, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

Ensure (chocolate, vanilla flavours)


Tube feeds for adults

Jevity Promote (1000 ml)

Jevity (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Jevity Plus (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Jevity Plus HP (500 ml)

Jevity 1.5kcal (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Jevity Advance (500 ml)

Osmolite (500 ml, 1000 ml)

Osmolite Plus (500 ml, 1000 ml)

Osmolite 1.5kcal (500 ml, 1000 ml, 1500 ml)

Osmolite HP (500 ml)

TwoCal/TwoCal Bolus (200 ml, 1000 ml)


Oral nutritional supplements for children (8-30kg)

PaediaSure Compact (banana, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure (banana, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Fibre (banana, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Plus (banana, neutral, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Plus Fibre (banana, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla flavours)

PaediaSure Plus juce (apple, very berry flavours)

PaediaSure Peptide (vanilla flavour)


Tube feeds for  children (8-30kg)

PaediaSure (500 ml)

PaediaSure Fibre (500 ml)

PaediaSure Plus (500 ml)

PaediaSure Plus Fibre (500 ml)

PaediaSure Peptide (500 ml)


Infant formula from birth to 8kg

Similac High Energy (200 ml)


Peptide-based feeds

Perative (500 ml, 1000 ml)

Vital 1.5kcal (1000 ml, 200 ml café latte, vanilla flavours)


Specialist feeds

Nepro HP (500 ml tube feed and 220 ml bottles – vanilla flavour)


Q: Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders clinically lactose free?

A:  With the exception of Ensure Compact, Ensure Plus Advance, Ensure Plus Yoghurt style, Ensure TwoCal, Ensure Shake and Enshake (reconstituted), Similac High Energy and PaediaSure Compact, all Abbott feeds are clinically lactose free.


Special note regarding lactose

In the absence of a legal definition or tolerance for making the claim “lactose free” in the UK for products other than infant formula, Abbott regards products containing less than 2000 mg lactose per litre (as fed) as being “clinically lactose free”. Therefore, Abbott feeds are not considered completely lactose free and hence are not suitable for patients with galactosaemia.


If you have any further queries about lactose content, please contact the Medical & Scientific Affairs Team by email via the Freephone Helpline (0800 252882), or in writing .


Q: Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders milk protein free?

A : No, all Abbott feeds contain milk protein.


Q. Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders free from nuts and nut oils?

A: Yes.


Please note that this does not include coconut or coconut oils. If you have any further queries regarding coconut content, please contact the Medical & Scientific Affairs Team by email, via the Freephone Helpline (0800 252882), or in writing.


Q: Can Abbott oral nutritional supplements be thickened?

A: Yes.

Abbott oral nutritional supplements can be thickened with a food and fluid thickener. Healthcare professionals should always advise on the correct amount of food and fluid thickener to use to reach the desired consistency.


Q. Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders suitable for vegans?

A: No. All Abbott feeds contain milk protein and are not suitable for people following a vegan diet.


Q : Are Abbott oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds and powders suitable for vegetarians?

A. All Abbott feeds are suitable for vegetarians with the exception of the following products:


  • Oxepa, which contain fish oil
  • Oral nutritional supplements containing E120. E120 is a food colouring called cochineal, which is used in a variety of food and drinks. The following products contain E120:
  • Ensure Compact - strawberry flavour
  • Ensure Plus Advance – strawberry flavour
  • Ensure Plus milkshake style - strawberry, fruits of the forest, peach flavours
  • Ensure Plus yoghurt style - strawberry swirl, orchard peach flavours
  • Ensure Plus fibre - strawberry, raspberry flavours
  • Ensure Plus juce - strawberry flavour
  • Ensure TwoCal - strawberry flavour
  • Nepro HP - strawberry flavour
  • Vital 1.5kcal - mixed berry flavour


Neither Enshake, Ensure Shake nor the PaediaSure range contain E120.


If you have any further queries regarding the vegetarian status of Abbott feeds, please contact the Medical & Scientific Affairs Team by email, via the Freephone Nutrition Helpline (0800 252882), or in writing


Q: Who are the Medical & Scientific Affairs team?

A. Our friendly and knowledgeable Medical & Scientific Affairs team is here to provide advice and support relating to products and services available in the UK from Abbott’s nutrition business.


On contacting us you will have access to a team of Registered Dietitians who can provide advice and support to healthcare professionals, patients, carers and parents regarding products.


To read more about our team or for contact details please visit the Medical & Scientific Affairs team page.


Q:What other nutritional products does Abbott manufacture?

A. Abbott manufactures other nutritional products, not to be prescribed by healthcare professionals:


Ensure NutriVigor: powdered nutritional shake, containing vitamin D, protein and calcium, especially formulated to support muscles and boost energy levels when you need it most. See further information here


PaediaSure Shake: nutritional supplement that supports your child’s growth* and immunity†. Available in 3 delicious flavours, it contains nutrients that support your child’s growth* and immunity†: protein, omega 3 & 6 plus a whopping 26 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D.

PaediaSure Shake should be used alongside or in between meals, as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

*Contains essential fatty acids which are needed for normal growth and development of children. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and 10 g of linoleic acid (LA).

† Contains vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children.

 

https://uk.pediasure.abbott/what-is-paediasure-shake/

 

Similac Gold First Infant Milk & Similac Gold Follow On Milk: see further information at https://www.similac.abbott/uk


Breastfeeding is best for babies, and is recommended for as long as possible during infancy. Similac High Energy is a Food for Special Medical Purposes and should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Date of preparation July 2023

UK—2000096(v4). 

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