Canterbury DHB

Context

Prescribing Nutritional Supplement Drinks

Standard Supplements

Eligibility criteria (haematology) options:

Term: 3 months – will need to be used if no malignancy

Term: 1 year

Product name

Supplier

Dosage per drink

Calorie content per drink

Flavours

Cost to the patient β

Ensure Powder

Abbott

53.5g (1.0kcal/ml)

80.3g (1.5kcal/ml)

200kcal (200ml)

300kcal (200ml)

Vanilla, Chocolate

No part-charge

Fortisip Powder

Nutricia

45.6g (1.0kcal/ml)

68.4g (1.5kcal/ml)

200kcal (200ml)

300kcal (200ml)

Vanilla

No part-charge

Ensure Plus

Abbott

200ml tetra

300kcal

Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana, Fruit of the Forest

62c per tetra

Fortisip

Nutricia

200ml bottle

300kcal

Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana, Strawberry

62c per bottle

Diabetic Products

Eligibility criteria (haematology) options:

Term: 1 year

Product name

Supplier

Dosage per drink

Calorie content per drink

Flavours

Cost to the patient

Diasip

Nutricia

200ml bottles

200kcal

Vanilla, Strawberry

No part-charge

Canterbury [Kaikoura (incl) – Darfield (incl) – Rangitata River] – use the Abbott and Nutricia prescription forms and fax/email, home delivery system.

The rest of NZ – Use a normal prescription pad. The patient should collect their prescription from their local pharmacy (not within Canterbury).

Resources

About this Canterbury DHB document (264343):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 264343