Peptamen® tube-feeding formulas are specialized enteral nutrition designed to support absorption and tolerance in individuals with a gastrointestinal disorder. GI disorders can cause nutritional challenges. Depending on the severity of the condition, intake and digestion of nutrients can be challenging. Peptamen® tube-feeding formulas can help to address these challenges so you can be nourishing every day with confidence.
Peptamen® tube-feeding formulas are recommended for individuals who:
- Cannot tolerate formulas with intact or whole protein, also known as standard formulas
- Have digestive tract impairment, which may lead to diarrhea, vomiting or discomfort associated with tube feeding
- May have problems digesting or absorbing protein or fat
means your body is soaking up the nutrients,
(as opposed to maldigestion or causing diarrhea).
means your body is accepting the nutrients it received,
(as opposed to intolerance or causing vomiting and diarrhea).
Easy-to-absorb. Well-tolerated. If you’re managing the nutritional challenges of a GI disorder, absorption and tolerance are important words to know. Modern medicine has found ways for nutrition to enter the body when conventional ways to eat are not practical or are impossible. One of these ways is to place a feeding tube and administer liquid nutrition through the tube.
Imagine you're gardening and it's the time of year to start applying fertilizer for optimal growth. As you search for the best fertilizer, you discover many varieties.
Some are designed for flowers, some for grass, and so much depends upon which nutrients the soil needs.
Like choosing a specific fertilizer created for a certain plant and environment, choosing a tube-feeding formula is similar.
The PEPTAMEN® FORMULA Difference
The only peptide-based formula with enzymatically hydrolyzed 100% whey protein to help with tube-feeding intolerance
Smaller, easy-to-absorb peptides
A high percentage of fat as medium chain triglycerides (50-70%), which can be rapidly absorbed by the body, empty quickly from the stomach and used for energy
A comprehensive range of peptide-based formulas to meet different nutritional needs
From Nestlé Health Science; used by healthcare professionals for 30 years, widely studied with more than 60 clinical studies and proven to work.
The PEPTAMEN® family of formulas has been studied in the following:
IMPAIRED GI FUNCTION
- Short Bowl Syndrome
- Chronic Diarrhea
- Crohn's Disease
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Delayed Gastric Emptying
- Cerebral Palsy
- Malabsorption related to Cancer Treatment
- Celiac Disease with Malabsorption
- Elevated Protein Requirements
- Shortened Feeding Schedules
- Fluid/Volume Restrictions
EARLY ENTERAL FEEDING
TRANSITION FROM OR DUAL FEEDING WITH TPN
(Total Parenteral Nutrition is through a vein)
CRITICAL ILLNESS WITH GI DYSFUNCTION
- lnflammatory Conditions
Tips, Tools & Resources
Maintaining Personal Health
Tips for keeping your mouth, nose or tube site healthy while tube feeding.
Let's "Break It Down"
Facts about protein and peptides.
Go for the Goals
Use this worksheet to help track your prescribed tube-feeding schedule.
Additional resources on tube feeding, caregiving and more.
Helpful Information for navigating problems such as clogs.
A variety of taste options for those who consume Peptamen® formula orally.