• Suitable for use as part of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs: carbohydrate loading before surgery is recommended to improve patient outcomes including shorter length of stay and reduced post-operative insulin resistance.1,2
  • Safe to use up until 2 hours prior to anaesthesia: shortens pre-operative fasting period and improves patient wellbeing by reducing feelings of thirst, hunger and weakness pre- and post-operative.3,4
  • 25.2g carbohydrate/bottle (100% energy): induces insulin release during pre-operative carbohydrate feeding which promotes anabolic state and results in reduction in post-operative insulin resistance.5
  • Maltodextrin polymer composition: lower osmolality than pure glucose or other monomer solutions and contributes to increased gastric emptying rate.6,7
  • 100kcal/bottle (0.5kcal/ml).
  • User-friendly bottle: ergonomic plastic bottle, with resealable easy to open cap.

Product Information

A ready-to-drink, lemon flavoured carbohydrate drink for pre-operative dietary management of patients undergoing elective surgery.

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For pre-operative dietary management of patients undergoing elective surgery.

Important Notice
  • Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition.
  • Not for parenteral use.
  • Not suitable for patients with delayed gastric emptying.
  • Not suitable for emergency surgery patients.
  • Not suitable for infants under 1 year of age.
  • Use with caution in young children and patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • Must be used under medical supervision.
Direction for Use
  • Shake well before use.
  • Best served chilled.
  • Usage to be determined by a healthcare professional.


Recommended dosage:

  • Loading dose: 4 x 200ml bottles the evening before surgery.
  • Final dose: 2 x 200ml bottles 2 hours prior to anaesthesia.
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Once opened, close the bottle and store in the refrigerator.
  • Discard unused contents after 24 hours.
Order Information

Contact Nutricia Customer Experience 0800 688 747

preOp Presentation Code Units per carton Pharmacode
Lemon 200ml bottle 71500 24 2441268

For the full ingredients list and nutritional information please contact Nutricia Careline on 0800 438 500

Allergen & Cultural Information
  • Halal certified.
  • Nutricia UK and/or Ireland have Kosher approval for this product.
  • No gluten containing ingredients. No detectable gluten when tested to a sensitivity level of less than 5 parts per million (<5 ppm i.e. <5mg/kg).
  • Low lactose (lactose <2g/100g).
  1. Weimann A, Braga M, Carli F, et al. ESPEN guideline: Clinical nutrition in surgery, Clin Nutr. 2017;36:623-650.
  2. Ljungqvist O. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review. JAMA Surg. 2017;152:292-298.
  3. Phillips S, Hutchinson S, et al. Preoperative drinking does not affect gastric contents. Br J Anaesth. 1993;70:6-9.
  4. Nygren J, Thorell A. Safety and patient well-being after preoperative oral intake of carbohydrate rich beverage. Clin Nutr. 1996;15:30.
  5. Soop M, Nygren J, Myrenfors P, et al. Preoperative oral carbohydrate treatment attenuates immediate postoperative insulin resistance. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001;280:576-583.
  6. Foster C, Costill D. Gastric emptying characteristics of glucose and glucose-polymer solutions. Res Quart. 1980;51:299-305.
  7. Sole C, Noakes T. Faster emptying for glucose-polymer and fructose solutions than for glucose in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol. 1989;58:183-186.