A food for special medical purposes.
Preload™ is a neutral-tasting pre-surgery carbohydrate loading powder drink mix used to enhance patient recovery after surgery.
Preload is for use in the pre-operative carbohydrate loading of surgical patients.
Dosage and Administration
To be determined by the clinician or dietitian 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 guideline 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 take 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
The osmolality of Preload at standard dilution is 135 mosm/kg.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Sachets are designed as a single dose and should be used once opened.
“Home patient” pack – 3 x 50g e sachets – 150g
Hospital pack – 90 x 50g e sachets – 4.5kg
|Preload data sheet|