SolCarb

US $59.99
Description:
A soluble form of carbohydrate that can be added to tube feeding formulas, liquids or moist foods.
Canadian customers:
Call 1-877-667-6522
Product Form:
Powder
Size:
1 case of 6 x 454g cans
  • Features
  • Indications
  • Nutrition Info
  • Ingredients
  • Preparation
  • Caution
  • Reimbursement
  • FAQ

Features

  • Soluble - easily mixes into all liquids and moist foods
  • Lactose-free and gluten-free
  • Powder displacement: 0.84 mL/g
  • *Potential renal solute load: 0.07 mOsm/g
  • Osmotic contribution is 1.4 mOsm/g
*Potential renal solute load: 0.07 mOsm/g (PRSL = N/28 + Na + Cl + K = Pa)
 
Renal solute load (RSL) refers to all solutes of endogenous or dietary origin that require excretion by the kidneys.
*Potential renal solute load (PRSL) refers to solutes of dietary origin that would need to be excreted in the urine if none were diverted into synthesis of new tissue and none were lost through non-renal routes.
Where N is nitrogen, Na is sodium, Cl is chloride, K is potassium and Pa is available phosphorus, and the units are in millimoles (or milliosmoles), except for N, which is total (mmol) based on the assumption that the modal number of N atoms per molecule is 2. Pa is equal to total P except in soy-based diets, in which Pa is about two-thirds of total P.
  • Failure to thrive
  • Supply additional calories from carbohydrate
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Medical status prevents adequate intake of calories
  • Gastrointestinal volume is restricted
  • Renal solute load is limited
  • Need to increase energy density of foods

 

Nutrition Information
Nutrient Per 100 g powder 

Calories

376

Carbohydrate, g

94.5

Fat, g

0

Protein, g

0

Calcium, mg

25

Phosporus, mg

8

Magnesium, mg

8

Iodine, ug

55

Sodium, mg

70

Potassium, mg

1

Chloride, mg

150

Maltodextrin (derived from corn)

 

(Tube or oral feeding)

1. Refer to the table below to determine the amount of powder needed to meet additional caloric needs as suggested by your healthcare professional.
2. Using a household measure or a gram scale, measure the required amount of powder.
3. Add powder to any liquid, moist food or tube feeding formula.
4. Stir or shake until powder has dissolved. If tube feedings, powder must be fully dissolved or tube blockage may occur.
5. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for no longer than 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving.

Measure* Powder, g Calories
1 tbsp 6 23
1/4 cup 23 87
1/2 cup 49 186

*For accuracy, the use of a gram scale to measure SolCarb powder is required.

Warning: Use under medical supervision. Not for parenteral use and not to be used as a sole source of nutrition. SolCarb is not a sterile powder. Do not give SolCarb to premature infants or to individuals who might have immune system problems, unless directed by a doctor.

Reimbursement code (NDC)*: 52766-0007-01

HCPCS code: B4155

*National Drug Codes (NDC) Format Codes: Some products sold by Medica Nutrition Inc. are classified as Medical Foods by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NDC format codes are product codes adjusted according to standard industry practice to meet the format requirements of pharmacy and health insurance computer systems.

What is the shelf-life of an opened can of SolCarb?

Once opened, SolCarb can be kept up to 1 year. An opened can of SolCarb must be kept properly sealed (when not in use) and stored in a cool, dry place (not in the refrigerator). When stored in less than ideal conditions, SolCarb powder will pick up moisture making the powder clumpy and hard.

Can SolCarb be used for tube feedings?

Yes. Using a household measure or a gram scale, measure the required amount of SolCarb powder. Add the powder to the tube feeding formula. Stir or shake until the powder has dissolved. The powder must be fully dissolved or tube blockage may occur. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for no longer that 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving.

Can SolCarb be mixed in liquids or moist foods?

Yes. Using a household measure or a gram scale, measure the required amount of SolCarb powder. Add the powder to any liquid or moist food. Stir or shake until the powder has dissolved. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for no longer that 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving.

Can SolCarb be used as a replacement for the discontinued Polycose?

Yes, SolCarb is used the same way you used Polycose in the past. The products are considered therapeutic equivalents.

What is the displacement of SolCarb?

The powder displacement is 0.84 mL/g, which means that the free water is 840 mL per liter.

How many tablespoons are there in a can of SolCarb?

37 level tablespoons.

Can SolCarb be used as a sole source of nutrition?

No. SolCarb contains carbohydrate only. It is not a source of vitamins and minerals. SolCarb should not be used as a sole source of nutrition.

Can SolCarb be used in infants, children and adults?

Yes. Do not give SolCarb to premature infants or to individuals who might have immune system problems, unless directed by a doctor.

Can SolCarb be used with premature infants or those who are immunocompromised?

The CDC has issued guidelines to help decrease the risk of infection in vulnerable populations from powdered formulas.

SolCarb is a powder and is therefore similar to powdered infant formulas in that neither are sterile, so the precautions are the same for both?

SolCarb is manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practices, but because it is a powder, it cannot be made sterile. Based on CDC guidelines, it is suggested that SolCarb not be given to premature infants or immunocompromised individuals unless no alternative is available or unless directed and supervised by a physician.