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What is preloadTM?

Procal Preload
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Preload is a powdered, neutral-tasting carbohydrate loading drink mix for the pre-operative dietary management of individuals undergoing surgery.

Preload is a Food for Special Medical Purposes and must be used under medical supervision. Not for use as a sole source of nutrition. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age. For enteral use only.



How do I prepare preload? 

Step 1: Measure out 400ml of water using a measuring jug.

Step 2: Add the contents of 1 sachet of preload into the measuring jug, stirring continuously until dissolved.

Step 3: Pour into a large glass / beaker and drink.

Preload sachet being mixed with 400ml of water


When to take preload 

Each hospital will have their own specific recommended time to take preload so check with your Healthcare Professional regarding when you should take it.

The following times are a guide only:

Evening before surgery: Take 2 sachets of preload

Two images of a Preload sachet being mixed with 400ml of water

Morning of surgery: Take 1 sachet of preload

Can be used up to 2 hours prior to surgery.

Preload sachet being mixed with 400ml of water

How to store preload 

Store in a cool, dry place.
Each sachet is intended as a single dose and should be mixed with water once opened. Reconstituted powder that is not intended for immediate consumption should be refrigerated and used within 24 hours.


Please gain advice from your Healthcare Professional if you have diabetes, delayed gastric emptying or when giving Preload to children.