preOp is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision. preOp is a 0.5kcal/ml, clear, non-carbonated, lemon flavoured, iso-osmolar carbohydrate drink. preOp is designed to switch patients from a fasted to a fed state prior to surgery. It has been shown to moderate metabolic responses to surgery, improve well-being, decrease post-operative insulin resistance and attenuate loss of lean body mass. preOp is presented in a 200ml carton.
Not for intravenous use. Not suitable for infants. Not suitable for use in emergency surgery and patients with delayed gastric emptying.
Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition. Use with caution in children and patients with diabetes.
Directions for Use
Patients on morning surgical list:
Loading dose: 4 x 200ml the evening before surgery
Final dose: 2 x 200ml in the morning up to 2 hr before anaesthesia
Patients on afternoon surgical list:
Loading dose: 4 x 200ml the morning of surgery
Final dose: 2 x 200ml up to 2 hr before anaesthesia
preOp is ready to drink and is best served chilled. Shake well before use.
Store in a cool, dry place (5 - 25°C). Once opened, preOp should be consumed within 4 hours or stored in a refrigerator for 24 hours. Discard unused contents thereafter.
15 months. Best before date: see top of carton.
PREOP IS GLUTEN, LACTOSE, FAT, PROTEIN AND FIBRE FREE.
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