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NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL SOLUTION FOR INFUSION

Active substance(s): CALCIUM CHLORIDE DIHYDRATE / GLUCOSE MONOHYDRATE / GLYCINE / MAGNESIUM ACETATE TETRAHYDRATE / POTASSIUM DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE MONOBASIC / POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE / SODIUM ACETATE TRIHYDRATE / SODIUM HYDROXIDE

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Solution for Infusion
Amino acids / Glucose / Electrolytes
Read all of this leaflet carefully before use of this
medicine.
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In this leaflet:
7HAT.UTRImEXSPECIALISANDWHATITISUSEDFOR
"EFOREYOUUSE.UTRImEXSPECIAL
3. How to use Nutriflex special
0OSSIBLESIDEEFFECTS
5. How to store Nutriflex special
&URTHERINFORMATION

TAKE SPECIAL CARE WITH NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL
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FROMCERTAINTYPESOFMETABOLICDISORDERS SPECIAL
CAREWILLBETAKENWHENTHISPRODUCTISGIVENTOYOU
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MAYAFFECTTHEGLUCOSELEVELSINTHEBLOOD"LOOD
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this medicine to ensure that the product remains
sterile.

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TAKING OR USING OTHER MEDICINES
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HAVERECENTLYTAKENANYOTHERMEDICINES INCLUDINGMEDI4HIS PRODUCT IS A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT )T CONTAINS CINESOBTAINEDWITHOUTAPRESCRIPTION
SUBSTANCESCALLEDAMINOACIDS ELECTROLYTESANDGLUCOSE
WHICHAREESSENTIALFORTHEBODYTOGROWORTORECOVER)T PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING
ALSOCONTAINSCALORIESINTHEFORMOFCARBOHYDRATES
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9OUWILLRECEIVETHISPRODUCTBECAUSEYOUAREUNABLETO any medicine.
EAT FOOD ADEQUATELY OR CANNOT BE FED DIRECTLY INTO THE
Your doctor will administer Nutriflex special while you
STOMACHORGUTBYTUBE
AREPREGNANTORBREASTFEEDINGONLYIFHECONSIDERSITESThere are many situations in which you may need this SENTIALTOYOURRECOVERY
PRODUCT SUCHASFOLLOWINGSURGERY INJURY BURNSORIFYOUR
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DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
4HE SOLUTION WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO YOU AS A VEIN DRIP .OT RELEVANT .UTRImEX SPECIAL IS NORMALLY GIVEN TO IMINTRAVENOUSINFUSION BYAHEALTHPROFESSIONAL
MOBILEPATIENTSINACONTROLLEDSETTINGEGAHOSPITALOR
ACLINIC ANDTHISEXCLUDESTHELIKELIHOODOFDRIVINGAND
using machines.

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DO NOT USE NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL
IFYOUARESUFFERINGFROMTHEFOLLOWINGCONDITIONS
s ACUTESHOCK
s INBORNDISORDERSOFPROTEINMETABOLISM
s IRREVERSIBLELIVERFAILURE
s KIDNEY FAILURE WHERE NO DIALYSIS FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE
Babies and children under two yearsSHOULDNOTRECEIVE
.UTRImEXSPECIALBECAUSETHEYHAVEDIFFERENTNUTRITIONAL
REQUIREMENTS

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1. WHAT NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR

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2. BEFORE YOU USE NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL

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3. HOW TO USE NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL
4HE AMOUNT OF PRODUCT YOU RECEIVE WILL BE DETERMINED
BYYOURDOCTOR
4HE NORMAL AMOUNT IS BETWEEN  ML n  ML OF
Nutriflex special per day.
4HE PRODUCT WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO YOU BY A VEIN DRIP
INFUSION 

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IF YOU USE MORE NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL THAN YOU
SHOULD
If you think that you have been given an overdose, please
talk to a doctor or pharmacist immediately.
IF YOU FORGET TO USE NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL
If you think that a dose has been missed, please talk to a
doctor or pharmacist immediately.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Nutriflex special can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Nutriflex special may occasionally cause unwanted effects, including occasional nausea (feeling sick).
If the recommended infusion rate is exceeded, vomiting,
sweating and flushing may occur.
Abnormal results of liver function tests and disturbance
of bile flux (cholestasis) have been reported in some patients receiving intravenous (infusion through a vein)
nutrition.
If any of the side effects becomes serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE NUTRIFLEX SPECIAL
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not store above 25 °C.
• Keep bags in the outer carton in order to protect
from light.
• Once it has been mixed, the product should be used
immediately. In special circumstances it can be stored
at room temperature for up to seven days, or at
2 – 8°C (in a refrigerator) for up to fourteen days. The
doctor or nurse will have checked to ensure that the
solution is properly mixed.
• Do not use Nutriflex special after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton and the bag The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
• Do not use Nutriflex special if you notice cloudiness,
particles in the solution, discoloration, leaking of the
bag, leaking, i.e. liquid between inner bag and outer
protective bag.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures
will help to protect the environment.

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6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Nutriflex special contains
• The active substances are amino acids, glucose and
electrolytes
Each 1000 ml of the solution contains
Isoleucine
4.11 g
Leucine
5.48 g
Lysine
3.98 g
Methionine
3.42 g
Phenylalanine
6.15 g
Threonine
3.18 g
Tryptophan
1.00 g
Valine
4.54 g
Arginine
4.73 g
Histidine
2.19 g
Alanine
8.49 g
Aspartic Acid
2.63 g
Glutamic Acid
6.14 g
Glycine
2.89 g
Proline
5.95 g
Serine
5.25 g
Total Amino Acids
70.0 g
Anhydrous Glucose
240.0 g
Electrolytes
Na+
40.5 mmol/l
K+
25.7 mmol/l
Ca++
4.1 mmol/l
Mg++
5.0 mmol/l
Cl–
49.5 mmol/l
H2PO4–
14.7 mmol/l
Acetate
22.0 mmol/l
• The other ingredients are
Citric Acid Monohydrate and water for injections.
What Nutriflex special looks like and contents of the
pack
Nutriflex special is a clear, colourless or faintly straw-coloured solution of above mentioned substances in water.
It is supplied in two-chamber plastic bags, the total fluid
content of the bag being 1000 ml or 2000 ml.
It comes in packs of 5 bags.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
B. Braun Melsungen AG,
Carl-Braun-Straße 1,
Postal address
34212 Melsungen,
34209 Melsungen,
Germany;
Germany.
Tel.: +49-5661-71-0
+49-5661-71-4567
This leaflet was last approved in June 2014

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B. Braun Melsungen AG
34209 Melsungen, Germany

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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