When and How to Use

Glutamed ZS sachets provide a high dose of L- glutamine (10g per sachet), in addition to the trace elements, zinc and selenium. They are available in a great tasting citrus (naartjie) flavour. Single serving sachets are designed to be added to room temperature liquids, soft foods or as a supplement to enteral nutrition or tube feeds. Glutamed ZS can be mixed with as little as 60ml of water.

When to Use Glutamed ZS

Typical conditions where a deficiency in glutamine occurs, or in which supplementation plays a role include:

  • Cancer patients, because of cachexia and treatment related side-effects, such as mucositis, diarrhoea, GVHD
  • Trauma
  • Post-surgery (e.g. for wound healing)
  • Burns
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Critical illness
  • Malnutrition
  • Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
How to Use Glutamed ZS
Oral
  • Mix the contents of one sachet with 60 – 120ml of room temperature liquid such as water, juice or black tea
  • Mix the contents of one sachet with 60 – 120ml of room temperature soft food such as yogurt, fruit puree or porridge
  • Once mixed, ideally consume immediately
Enteral/Tube Feed
  • Mix the contents of 1 (one) sachet with 60ml sterile water. Infuse into the feeding tube port, using a syringe
  • Flush the feeding tube before and after administration with an additional 20ml sterile water
  • Prepare at time of administration and use immediately
  • Do not add directly to the enteral feed
  • If administered correctly the Glutamed ZS solution will not clog the giving set lines.
Swish and Swallow: for Oral Mucositis
  • Mix the contents of 1 (one) sachet with 60ml of room temperature liquid such as water
  • Swish around the mouth for 30-60 seconds, gargle and then swallow
  • Continue to do this until the glass/cup is empty
  • Refrain from eating, drinking, or brushing teeth for 30 minutes after dosing, for best results
  • Repeat, using the swish and swallow technique, every 8 hours or 3 times per day
Dosage Guidelines

The recommended dosage of L-glutamine in the clinical setting ranges from  0.3 – 0.5 g/kg/day.

This corresponds with 10-30g L-glutamine, or 1–3 sachets, on average per day. Best administered in separate doses three times per day.