What is Ensure Plus?
Ensure Plus is a milkshake style drink which is the perfect supplement for those who struggle to get the amount of nutrients they need each day. They are gluten free, clinically lactose free, and suitable for vegetarians. Ensure Plus milkshakes are available from Chemist 4 U in banana, orange, raspberry, peach, chocolate, and coffee flavours.
Who might need a nutritional drink?
Nutritional drinks like Ensure Plus are ideal for those who struggle to get the nutrients they need from diet alone. This can include people who struggle to swallow or chew or have lost their appetite, which can happen due to illness or dental work. They can also be used by people who have recently had an operation or struggle to gain or maintain their weight.
What nutrients are in this supplement drink?
Ensure Plus contains a range of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals which help to provide balanced nutrition. Each 220ml serving contains 330 calories, 10.8g of fat, 44.4g of carbohydrate, and 13.8g of protein. The vitamins and minerals in each serving include:
- Vitamin A – 257 µg
- Vitamin C – 26mg
- Calcium – 264mg (mmol)
- Iron – 4.6mg
For more information about the nutrients, vitamins and minerals included in this product, please read the patient information leaflet.
How to take Ensure Plus
Store at room temperature when unopened, but serve chilled or as a warm drink. Do not boil. Shake bottle before use and drink. Once the bottle of Ensure Plus is opened, reseal and store in the refrigerator if needed. Unused milkshake should be thrown away after 24 hours, use the lid sticker to record date and time of opening.
When should Ensure Plus not be used?
This product is for medical purposes and should only be used under medical supervision. Ensure Plus is not suitable for use by children under the age of 1. Do not give to children unless advised by a doctor. Do not take this product if you are allergic to milk, soy, or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is not suitable for patients suffering with glactosaemia. 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.
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- Water, maltodextrin, hydrolysed corn starch, milk proteins, sucrose, vegetable oils (canola, corn), minerals (sodium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium phosphate dibasic, calcium phosphate tribasic, potassium phosphate dibasic, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, cupric sulphate, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium selenate), soy protein isolate, flavourings, stabilisers (E460, E466, E418), emulsifier: soy lecithin, choline chloride, vitamins (C, E, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin K1, biotin, vitamin D3, vitamin B12). Note: all information based on vanilla flavour. Some minor differences exist between flavours. Contains milk and soy ingredients.
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