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  • General information

    MediDrink Plus is a nutritional product intended for the dietary management of disease-related malnutrition. It comes in several flavours in a ready-to-drink form. Read more

  • The 4 features

    If you would like to know what makes the 4 features characteri-
    sing MediDrink Plus so beneficial and how they help achieve a faster recovery.
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  • Usage

    There are several ways of inserting MediDrink Plus into
    your diet, depending on your taste and the amount that is suitable for you.
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  • MediDrink Cookbook

    Increase the nutritional value of your ordinary diet by using MediDrink Plus for the preparation of your favourite meals.

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  • FAQ

    If you still have questions or would like to find out more about MediDrink Plus, you should look at the Frequently Asked Questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is MediDrink Plus more beneficial than a healthy diet?

MediDrink Plus contains a unique composition of nutrients that would be impractical to achieve through normal food intake alone and that is specially formulated to cater for the needs of patients suffering from disease-related malnutrition.

So MediDrink Plus is not a medicine. How would it make me help recover then?

MediDrink Plus is intended to help make your body stronger by providing the increased nutritional intake it needs and therefore to optimize the effectiveness of your treatment. If you would like to read more about the importance of being well nourished, click on Disease-related malnutrition on the Medifood home page.

What are the side-effects of MediDrink Plus?

MediDrink Plus is a special composition food product without any specific active ingredient. MediDrink Plus is clinically lactose and gluten free and does not contain other allergens either, however patients being allergic to any of its component should avoid taking MediDrink Plus. Please read the ingredients list before use and please consult your dietician or health care professional in case of any concerns.

As you can see from the above there is no “ingredient-specific” side effect, however side effects similar to “normal food intakes” could occur.

Since MediDrink Plus is quite energy dense the instant, rapid consumption may lead to overload of the stomach and the gastro-intestinal (GI) system and as a consequence may cause nausea, abdominal discomfort, even vomiting or diarrhoea similar to when normal meals are bolt down.

Diarrhoea is frequently reported as one of the most prominent side effects of nutritional products applied for clinical nutrition. Compared to others this symptom occurs less frequently – approximately one tenth – with MediDrink Plus than with other clinical foods according to the feedback of health care professionals. However please note that this data is not from a clinical trial, and confirmation of these with such a study may be needed. In a study of 15 healthy volunteers who consumed at least 2 packs of MediDrink Plus for 7 days, 1 single case of diarrhoea occurred.

Abdominal distension and oesophageal regurgitation are also among the reported side effects of clinical nutrients and may also occur with MediDrink Plus. The main cause behind these symptoms are the “non-usual” composition and texture of these products (e.g. energy dense, viscous liquid-like instead of normal lumpy bites) and the altered reaction of the digestive system to the administered composition.

How is MediDrink Plus different from other nutritional products?

All similar medical nutrition products have been developed to manage disease-related malnutrition. However, the majority of these products have been on the market for more than a decade without any major change in components despite the several new findings about the altered metabolic pathways of different medical conditions. These study results have been rarely implemented into new formulations and compositions.

MediDrink Plus has been developed with the intention of implementing these findings. The R&D process was driven by the identified needs of different medical conditions in order to address these needs with the most adequate composition. MediDrink Plus is a general medical nutrition product, however, it is already addressing the recently identified specific needs of the most common medical conditions that require nutritional intervention and support such as cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), CF (cystic fibrosis), IBD (inflammatory bowel diseases e.g.: Chron’s disease, and ulcerative), AIDS, and dementia. You can read about these illnesses in our disease-related malnutrition pages.

Is MediDrink Plus suitable for children?

Although MediDrink Plus is primarily intended for the dietary management of disease-related malnutrition in adults, it can be consumed by children above age of 3 years. Please consult your dietician or health care professional to calculate the adequate individual calorie requirement in each case.