Modulen Taste like...?

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MoobyDoo
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   Posted 1/11/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone know what Modulen tastes like? Good, bad, etc.?  Trying to determine whether or not my daughter would drink it. How is it compared to Ensure, which she only tolerates in very small doses?

  • Ashworthml
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       Posted 1/11/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
    MoobyDoo, i just replied to your previous post and it included a bit about modulen and taste etc, in comparison to ensure it is much better, I couldnt drink ensure but could tolerate Modulen.
    Not sure if it for kids or just adults though, depends how old she is I think, but maybe something else worth checking out.
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    Ashworthml
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       Posted 1/11/2010 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
    http://www.nestlenutrition.co.uk/healthcare/gb/Pages/modulen_patientinfo.pdf

    Maybe try this information leaflet to look at, it is quite helpful and has got the flavours etc and how to mix it and a little info about it too.
    Michelle 40 years old
    Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
    Bowel resection 2005
    medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
    loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
    calcium tablets
    Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
    levothyroxine (thyroid)
    questran light (3 sachets/day)


    MoobyDoo
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       Posted 1/11/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
    Oh man! I am just finding out here that it is not available in the US. Wonder why not...

  • Illini
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       Posted 1/12/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
    Modulen has not been available in the USA for a long time, I think at least two years because I was looking for it in 2008 back when I was diagnosed. People often use Peptamen instead and it comes in pediatric "Jr" varieties (which might taste better?)

    I can tell you my own experience, which is that there is a pretty big difference between the "real" medical diets and Ensure. Ensure tastes very sweet compared to the Nestle products I have used--Vanilla Peptamen 1.5 (not Jr), Nutren 1.5, and Nutren and 2.0. The medical diets contain more fat and less carbohydrate (sugar) so the taste is bland. It might work if your daughter specifically does not like the sweet taste.

    There is a big difference between the semi-elemental Peptamen and Nutren as well... Peptamen smells gross and the taste is kind of metallic. It took me a long time before I could drink a whole can. But, you can get used to pretty much anything and eventually I did not mind it any more. When you are on it exclusively you usually start to feel better so it is worth it. I don't know what elemental drinks taste like.

    Only other advice is to avoid the 1.5 and 2.0 varieties at first if you daughter already does not tolerate the Ensure very well. Or if you do buy them, plan on diluting them initially. That is what I did. They are very thick and I found it kind of nauseating. But, eventually I could drink them warm, straight out of the can...you get used to it.
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    amytupelo
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       Posted 1/12/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
    i didnt realize you couldnt get modulin anymore - i used to drinkit a long time ago - it did taste pretty good - better than boost and ensure. used to be able to order from nestle website.
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    Writer
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       Posted 1/12/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
    Modulen is not available in North America anymore. I believe the issue was that it didn't sell well enough because enteral nutrition isn't much used to treat Crohn's disease in the US.

    As far as taste goes, I never tried that one. I actually like Ensure. It took me longer to get used to Nutren, which, as Illini says, is less sweet. Ultimately, everyone's palate is different and it's hard to predict what someone will prefer. I know of that three-year-old who really loves his Vital Jr. and another couple of kids who prefer Peptamen Jr. and another boy who preferred Modulen but had to switch to something else when they discontinued it.
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