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 Formulary Chapter 19: Oral Nutritional Supplements in Adults - Full Chapter
19.02  Expand sub section  Standard Volume Ready to Drink Products
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Advisory Note – Ready Made ONS should only be prescribed if the patient is unable to make up the powder ONS (and does not have family / carers who could to do so)

Aymes Complete
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Second Choice
Green
  • 200ml Ready to Drink
  • Starter pack available with one of each flavour

Flavours available; vanilla, strawberry, banana and chocolate.

  • Gluten Free

Nutritional Profile

  • 300 Kcals
  • 12g Protein
 
   
Aymes ActaGain 2.4 Complete Maxi
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Second Choice
Green

*This is the recommended First Line product for care home residents that are unlikely to manage more than one supplement a day. For all patients this can be prescribed OD for those unlikely to consume more than one supplement. It has a higher calorie and protein content than the other first line products.

  • 200ml Ready to Drink
  • 4x200ml
  • Flavours available; vanilla, strawberry

Nutritional profile

  • 480kcals
  • 19.2g protein
 
   
Ensure Plus Milkshake Style
(Abbott)
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Second Choice
Green
  •  200ml Ready to Drink

Flavours available; vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, fruits of the forest, banana, raspberry, coffee, peach or neutral.

  • Gluten and Lactose free

Nutritional profile

  • 300kcals
  • 12.5g Protein
 
   
Fortisip
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Second Choice
Green
  • 200ml Ready to Drink
  • Starter pack available with four sample flavours

Flavours available; vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, banana, caramel toffee, orange, tropical fruit or neutral.

  • Gluten and Lactose free

Nutritional profile

  • 300kcals
  • 11.8g Protein
 
   
EnergieShake Complete 1.5kcal
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Second Choice
Green
  • 200ml Ready To Drink

Flavours available; vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and banana

Nutritional profile

  • 300kcals
  • 12g protein
 
   
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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
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Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Black

Comment : Not to be routinely commissioned (prescribed) in any care setting (primary or secondary care). This may be due to a lack of good clinical evidence, cost effectiveness, concerns over safety or due to the availability of more suitable alternatives. As such, drugs classified as Black should be considered as non-formulary.   

Red

Initiation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Specialist
Monitoring : Specialist
Comment : Prescribing must be in line with any specific treatment criteria outlined. In exceptional circumstances a GP may be asked to prescribe the specialist must provide adequate information and support.   

Amber

Initiation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care OR specialist
Monitoring : Primary care OR specialist
Comment : Monitoring according to Effective Shared Care Agreement (ESCA) for stabilised patients only. GP agreement should be requested by specialist and confirmed/declined by GP on a patient-by-patient basis.   

Blue

Initiation/Recommendation : Specialist only
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care
Monitoring : Primary care
Comment : Should be initiated or recommended by a specialist. Monitoring of either medicine or disease does not require specialist skills or equipment   

Green

Initiation : Primary care or specialist
Repeat Prescribing : Primary care
Monitoring : Primary care
Comment : Suitable for non specialist initiation   

OTC

Patients should be advised to purchase if approriate.  

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