A food for special medical purposes
Preload is a powdered neutral-tasting carbohydrate loading drink mix for the pre-operative dietary management of patients undergoing surgery.
Preload is for use in the pre-operative carbohydrate loading of surgical patients.
Dosage and Administration
To be determined by the Healthcare Professional and is dependent on the age, body
weight and medical condition of the patient.
Step 1 – Measure out 400mls of water.
Step 2 – Add the contents of 1 sachet of Preload into a measuring jug, stirring continuously until the powder has dissolved.
Step 3 – Pour contents into a large glass/beaker and drink.
When to take preload
Each hospital may have their own specific recommended time to take Preload – Please check with your Healthcare Professional.
The following timings are a guide only:
Evening before surgery.
- Take 2 sachets of Preload.
Morning of surgery
- Take a third sachet of Preload.
Can be used up to 2 hours before surgery. If you are on the afternoon list or have any other questions, please contact your Healthcare Professional.
- Do not eat any food after midnight.
Must only be used under strict medical supervision.
Not for use as a sole source of nutrition.
For enteral use.
Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Use with caution in the following:
- Patients with diabetes and Mellitus
- Patitents with delayed gastric emptying
I sachet (50g) + 400ml water
(standard dilution) = 135 mOsm/kg
Store in a cool, dry place.
Each sachet is intended as a single dose and should be mixed with water when opened. Reconstituted powder that is not intended for immediate consumption should be refrigerated and used within 24 hours.
Pack Size / Weight
Home patient pack -
3 x 50g ℮ sachets – 150g
Hospital pack -
90 x 50g ℮ sachets – 4.5kg
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