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Medtrition Banatrol Plus Supplement Powder With Bimuno Probiotic

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In a natural way, Medtrition Banatrol Plus with Bimuno Prebiotic lessens the frequency and intensity of diarrhoea and aids in re-establishing regular bowel movements. A medical food called Banatrol is made of banana flakes and augmented with a fibre called Bimuno Prebiotic, which has been shown in studies to boost the number of good bacteria in the gut. Since Banatrol Plus is a medical food and not a pharmaceutical, it can be used to treat or prevent diarrhoea and won't result in constipation the way other drugs for the condition often do. This dietary supplement can be blended with yoghurt or applesauce or used for tube feeding. It has been discovered that bananas have a special dietary property that helps alleviate diarrhoea and encourages firmer stools without reducing intestinal motility.

Medtrition Banatrol Plus Supplement Powder With Bimuno Probiotic Features

  • Contains 2-3/4 g of Bimuno prebiotic
  • Enhances good bacteria while decreasing harmful bacteria
  • It can be used as soon as C. diff is suspected
  • Mixes easily in water or juice
  • It can be added to applesauce, pudding, or yogurt
  • Enhances the immune system of elderly
  • Does not affect gut motility
  • It can be used orally or through feeding tube
  • Low in Lactose: 0.72 g/serving
  • Kcal/ml: 0.33
  • Caloric Distribution (% of kcal)
    • Protein: 0%
    • Carbohydrate: 100%
    • Fat: 0%
  • Prebiotic Source: Trans-galactooligosaccharide
  • Low in Lactose: 0.72 g/serving
  • Use for oral and tube feeding
  • Effective for diarrhea associated with:
    • C. difficile Infectious disease
    • Flu
    • Tube feeding
    • Chemotherapy & radiation therapy
    • Antibiotics
    • Appropriate for these diets: Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Low Fat

When to use Banatrol Plus with Bimuno Prebiotic Oral Supplement?

Typically used for but not limited to, diarrhea associated with:

  • Tube feeding
  • Infection Diarrhea- Clostridium difficile (CDI), salmonella
  • Medication-induced diarrhea
  • Antibiotics
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Precautions and Contra-Indications:

  • Banatrol Plus is a medical food. Use under supervision by a qualified healthcare professional use.
  • Not for intravenous use.
  • Not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

What are the ingredients of Banatrol Plus Diarrhea Treatment?

  • Banana Flakes
  • Bimuno
    • Transgalactooligosaccharides
    • Lactose
    • Glucose
    • Gum acacia
    • Galactose

What to buy with Banatrol Supplement Powder

How to take Banatrol Plus with Probiotic Anti-Diarrhea?

Oral:

  • Diarrhea: One packet of Banatrol Plus TID (three times daily). Titrate the dose as needed with a minimum of one packet/day and maximum of six packets/day. Continue until diarrhea is resolved.
  • Loose Stools: One packet once or twice a day as needed. Banana-flavored Banatrol Plus is unsweetened and typically added to a moist food or beverage for oral use. Stir one packet into 120 mL of water or fruit juice, or moist foods such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding and oatmeal.

Tube Feeding:

  • One packet of Banatrol Plus TID every six to eight hours of feeding.
  • Add 120 mL of room-temperature water to a 240-mL cup.
  • Slowly stir in the contents of one packet of Banatrol Plus. Stir until dissolved.
  • Administer slowly via syringe down tube.
  • Depending on the feeding tube size, you may need to use the syringe plunger to gently push the mixture down the tube.
  • Flush with 30 ml water before and after administration. Do not mix with tube feeding.
  • When administering Banatrol Plus via feeding tube, we recommend a size-14 French feeding tube or larger to reduce the risk of clogging the tube. Use a minimum of 120 mL water to mix the product.
  • Slowly stir one packet of Banatrol Plus into 120 mL water. Mix thoroughly. Infuse via syringe down feeding tube.

Smaller French-size tubes:

  • Administer each pack of Banatrol Plus in two divided boluses.
  • For small tubes, slowly stir a half-packet of Banatrol Plus into 120 mL water.
  • Mix thoroughly. Infuse via syringe down feeding tube.
  • Flush with 30 mL water and repeat the procedure to administer the second half of the packet.
  • Some patients with J-tubes may not tolerate the volume of fluid used in the divided-bolus method noted above.
  • In these cases, frequent small doses separated by at least one to two hours maybe better tolerated; i.e., each half-packet of Banatrol Plus mixed with 120 mL of water bolus should be separated by at least one to two hours.

Ostomies (Ileostomy and Colostomy)

  • Banatrol Plus can help thicken stools for individuals with an ostomy.
  • Adherence to an ostomy diet is required to achieve good results.
  • The healthcare clinician will need to determine the regimen of Banatrol Plus that works for the patient.
  • In general, those with colostomies require the same dose of Banatrol Plus as those without a colostomy.
  • Patients with ileostomies generally require a higher total amount of Banatrol Plus, given in small frequent doses.

Colostomy with loose stools:

  • Start with one packet of Banatrol Plus twice a day, wait three to five days, and adjust the dose based on the stool consistency: decrease to one packet for firm stools, or increase to one packet three times a day if needed.
  • Allow at least three days for Banatrol Plus to take effect before increasing the dose.
  • Over time, the stool from a colostomy starts to €œnormalize€; many colostomy patients are able to decrease the Banatrol Plus to just one packet a day, one packet every other day, or even none, depending on their diet and other contributing conditions.

Ileostomy with loose/liquid stools:

  • Start with half-packet of Banatrol Plus before and after meals and before bed, wait three to five days, and adjust dose based on stool consistency€”often patients are able to determine what works for them.
  • Common regimens that patients have used with good results (thick/less watery stools) include: one packet Banatrol Plus one hour before meals and bed, one hour after meals and at bed, or one to two packets every three to four hours while awake.

For C. Diff infection (CDI):

  • Banatrol Plus augments antibiotic therapy and does not inhibit gut motility.
  • Banatrol Plus acts to thicken the stool and helps to reduce the bacteria load with stool elimination.
  • Unlike anti-diarrheal medications, Banatrol Plus can be started immediately while awaiting stool test results for suspected C. diff infection.
  • Banatrol Plus contains the prebiotic, Bimuno, which is safe for use in immunosuppressed patients.
  • Banatrol Plus does not contain any probiotic €“ so there is no risk of infection from bacterial cross-contamination.

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