What is the difference between Fresubin and a traditional energy drink from the supermarket?
All our Fresubin products are Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) with specific regulatory and compositional requirements. The composition is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with or who are at risk of malnutrition and are used in a wide variety of healthcare settings. Fresubin products deliver all essential building blocks for health like protein, vitamins, minerals and trace elements and are mostly suitable for complete nutrition.
Fresubin is exclusively available in pharmacies, at home care providers or medical supply stores.
Where can I buy Fresubin products?
Fresubin is exclusively sold in pharmacies and at home care providers or medical supply stores.
Are there mixed packs of different flavours?
We do offer mixed flavour packs. Please ask your pharmacist for local availability.
Do you provide samples?
Ask your pharmacist for a free sample.
Will my health insurance cover the costs?
Depending on local regulations Fresubin can be prescribed by your doctor to be reimbursed as the effectiveness of ONS is scientifically proven.
How long should Fresubin be taken for?
Please always follow your doctor’s advice. The duration of the usage of Fresubin depends on your individual situation and the effect you want to achieve.
… to sustain and boost health status: 1 bottle of our essentials per day over a period of 3 months as they deliver the minimum effective dose of 400 kcal and 20 g protein.
… as nutritional support for cancer patients: 2 bottles Supportan per day. This is the optimal solution, also providing omega 3 fatty acids. Alternatively all high protein, high energy Fresubin versions support you as well to avoid taste fatigue.
… however to manage diet against malnutrition: increase the caloric and protein intake per day as needed. Here you can find out how easy it is to use Fresubin. You’ll find different examples.
How long do the products last unopened?
Our products are produced with a shelf life of at least 12 months. Every unit is marked with its individual best before date. So have a look at yours.
Can opened bottles be kept?
Opened bottles may be stored in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Do I always have to use Fresubin always on its own?
No, you can combine Fresubin products with your regular food or even enrich your meal with Fresubin. We have developed and tried out different recipes using Fresubin for you. So you can vary your daily extra portion of energy and nutrients to make it attractive and delicious.
Do I need to go to the doctor before using Fresubin?
All Fresubin products are Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) and therefore to be used under medical supervision. If you want to support your health by using Fresubin, please talk to your doctor, dietitian or pharmacist.
I am milk-intolerant, can I still take Fresubin?
You can use ProvideXtra DRINK if you suffer from cow's milk protein allergy. Normally, our Fresubin products are clinically free from lactose. The exceptions are Fresubin YoDrink, Fresubin YOcrème and Calshake. If you are lactose intolerant, you have to avoid using these three products.
Are there lactose-free products?
Normally, our Fresubin products are clinically free from lactose. The exceptions are Fresubin YoDrink, Fresubin YOcrème and Calshake. Please check the label or ask your healthcare professional for advice.