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Suggested administration and dosage+
This product is for oral consumption or via PEG.
Add 1 level scoop (~ = 5 g OptiFibre® ~ = 4.3g soluble fibre) to 200ml of liquid or 150g of food. Stir until the powder is fully dissolved.
The addition of OptiFibre® to the diet should be gradually increased to suit individual requirements. 5-25g of the product is recommended per day, or as recommended by a healthcare professional. For children from 3 to 10 years of age the fibre requirement is calculated by adding 5 to 10g to the child’s age, e.g. 5 years + (5 to 10g) = 10 to 15g fibre per day.1
1 serving = 1 scoop (contained in 250g canister) or 1 sachet. 1 scoop provides 4.3g of soluble fibre.
Day 1 to Day 3
Add 1 scoop/sachet to tea, coffee, cold fluids or foods.
Day 4 to Day 6
Increase to 2 scoops/sachets staggered throughout the day. Patients who are being switched from another fibre supplement should reduce this to 50% of their current dosage. If a mixture of laxatives+ is being used, reduce both by half; do not stop one completely.
Day 7 to Day 9
Increase to 3 scoops/sachets staggered throughout the day.
Patients who are being switched from another fibre supplement or laxatives+ should discontinue these products.
Day 10 to Day 12
Increase to 4 scoops/sachets per day staggered throughout the day.
Day 13 to Day 20
If more fibre is required, increase the intake of OptiFibre® at a dose of 1-2 scoops/sachets every 3 days without exceeding 35g fibre per day (8 scoops/sachets).
Stagger the servings throughout the day.
Guidelines for the use of OptiFibre® via a PEG*
- Add 1 scoop or 1 sachet to 200ml of water**. Mix until the powder has dissolved. Adminster the liquid mixture via the PEG as directed by the healthcare professional.
- When the OptiFibre® is administered via a PEG, it is important to flush the feeding tube before and after the addition of the liquid mixture containing OptiFibre®.
NB: If on a fluid restriction, it is possible to add 1 scoop or 1 sachet of OptiFibre® to less liquid. The minimum amount of liquid is 100ml.
+ According to clinical discretion
* Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.
** If the liquid mixture is to be administered as a bolus via an enteral feeding syringe, fresh tap water can be used to mix the OptiFibre®. However, if the patient is immunosuppressed, boiled, cooled tap water should be used instead
Suitable for short bowel syndrome, intractable malabsorption, pre-operative preparation of patients who are undernourished, patients with proven inflammatory bowel disease, following total gastectomy, bowel fistulae, disease related malnutrition.
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