About Peptamen 1.5 Tube Feeding Formula
Peptamen 1.5 is a nutritionally complete tube-feeding formula specially designed to support loved one’s with damaged or extremely sensitive GI tracts. Peptamen has a balanced peptide profile designed to support better absorption of nutrients, for those with difficulty absorbing nutrients from food. Each carton boasts 375 nutritious calories, 17 grams of protein, and a mixture of vital vitamins and minerals.
Special note: This product is suitable for those with lactose intolerance, however it is not appropriate for individuals with a cows' milk protein allergy. This product is intended for use under medical supervision.
Key Benefits and Features
- Peptamen 1.5 is calorically dense and packs extra calories compared with standard Peptamen formulas.
- Well-tolerated and designed to support sensitive GI tracts, Peptamen 1.5 boast a balanced, nutritionally complete formula for those loved ones who have trouble absorbing nutrients.
- Ideal for tube feeding or as an oral supplement, Peptamen 1.5 is often used to transition loved ones from enteral feeding to traditional oral eating.
Who should use Peptamen 1.5?
Peptamen 1.5 should only be used under medical supervision. Do not consume or switch to a Peptamen 1.5 formula without first consulting your physician about what nutritional choices may be best for your needs.
Typically, Peptamen 1.5 is used for those with:
- A very sensitive or damaged GI tract
- A need for a calorically dense option (more calories in a smaller amount of liquid)
- A need for additional protein additional protein
- Malabsorption (an inability to absorb the nutrients in food)
- Short bowel syndrome
- Chronic diarrhea
- Cystic fibrosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Crohn's disease
- Transitioning from tube feeding to oral feeding
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Peptamen 1.5 Tube Feeding Formula FAQs
What is Peptamen and what is it used for?
Peptamen 1.5 is a calorically dense, GI-sensitive feeding tube formula designed to provide nutrition to those who suffer from various conditions that can impair ingestion of solid, orally-given food and drinks.
How do you give Peptamen?
Peptamen 1.5 nutrition is typically delivered via feeding tube. Depending on your loved one’s needs, you will either need to provide feeding via pump, gravity, or bolus feeding. To determine which method is best for you or your loved one’s needs, consult your physician. Lastly, Peptamen is also consumable orally, making it a good choice for those transitioning from enteral to oral feeding.
Who is Peptamen for?
Ideal for those who suffer from shortened feeding schedules, elevated protein requirements, fluid/volume restrictions, malabsorption, pancreatitis, short bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, malnutrition, Cystic Fibrosis, delayed gastric emptying, Cerebral Palsy, Crohn's disease/IBD, malabsorption related to cancer treatment, early enteral feeding, or transitioning from TPN
Who Should not take Peptamen 1.5?
Peptamen 1.5 is not for individuals with galactosemia. Additionally, Peptamen 1.5 should only be consumed after consulting a medical professional.
What’s the difference between Peptamen and Peptamen 1.5?
Peptamen and Peptamen 1.5 are both nutritional supplements designed for those with sensitive GI tracts. Peptamen 1.5 is specially designed to be calorically dense and is a good option for those that need additional calories and protein.
Do I drink Peptamen or consume it by tube feeding?
Peptamen and Peptamen 1.5 can be consumed via enteral or oral feeding.
WATER, MALTODEXTRIN, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED WHEY PROTEIN (MILK), MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES, SUGAR, AND LESS THAN 2% OF CORNSTARCH, SOYBEAN OIL, VITAMINS AND MINERALS, SOY LECITHIN, GUAR GUM, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SALT, SUCRALOSE.
WATER, MALTODEXTRIN, ENZYMATICALLY HYDROLYZED WHEY PROTEIN (MILK), MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES, AND LESS THAN 2% OF CORNSTARCH, VITAMINS AND MINERALS, SOYBEAN OIL, SOY LECITHIN, GUAR GUM, SALT.