What is Complan?
Complan is a nutritional drink that is ideal for those who struggle to meet their nutritional requirements through their diets. It can be made up warm or cold and is available in delicious banana, vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate flavours. These shakes are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians, making them perfect for anyone who may need extra nutrients.
Why would I need a nutritional drink?
Some people might need a nutritional drink to help them to get the nutrients they need when they’re struggling to chew or swallow or have lost their appetite, for example, after dental work or during an illness. They may also be useful for those who are recovering from an operation or have difficulty maintaining or gaining weight.
What nutrients are in this nutritional drink?
Complan contains a range of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals in each serving. When each shake is made up with 200ml of water, it contains 224 calories, 34.3g of carbohydrate, 8.1g of fat, and 8.5g of protein. The vitamins and minerals included in each serving include:
- Vitamin A - 303µg
- Vitamin D - 51µg
- Vitamin C – 29mg
- Vitamin B6 – 1.0mg
- Iron – 3.7mg
- Calcium – 308mg
How to take Complan
To make a Complan shake you will need 200ml of water or milk, which can be cold or warm. Pour a little of the milk or water into a glass or mug and add the Complan sachet. Mix well to form a paste and then stir in the remaining water or milk. Leave to stand for 2 minutes and then drink straight away, or store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
When should Complan not be used?
Complan is not suitable for use by children under the age of 1, unless under medical supervision. Use with caution in children aged between 1 – 5. Do not take this product if you are allergic to cow’s milk or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is not suitable for patients with galactosaemia. Food supplements should not be used in place of a balanced diet or healthy lifestyle. Speak to your doctor, dietician, or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, taking any other medication, or have an underlying medical condition.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction of 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Skimmed cow’s milk, maltodextrin, vegetable oils (palmolein, sunflower oil), sucrose, flavouring, magnesium hydrogen phosphate, xanthan gum, colouring (Beta carotene), sodium L-ascorbate, calcium carbonate, ferrous sulphate, DL-α-tocopherol, nicotinamide, choline chloride, zinc sulphate, L-ascorbic acid, calcium D-pantothenate, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, D-biotin, phytomenadione, manganese sulphate, cupric sulphate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, DL-α-tocopheryl ace tate, retinyl palmitate, riboflavin, cholecalciferol, cyanocobalamin, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite.
Ask a Pharmacist
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Submit a private question to be answered by one of our qualified UK pharmacists.
Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Standard UK Delivery - £2.95 - Delivery within 3-5 working days
Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.
All our items are sent completely discreet for your peace of mind.
This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist 4 U either.
We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.
Customers can read our full returns policy by clicking here