QWhat is the ideal volume for dissolving the Forceval soluble tablet?
AThe ideal recommended volume for dissolution is 125-200ml of water. The tablet will dissolve completely at lower volumes though may take a little longer and may require some stirring/swirling. Please also note that lowering the volume of reconstitution may impact on product palatability and taste (as the product contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements)
QThe resulting solution appears to be a bit cloudy. Is this normal?
AForceval contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Some of these are water soluble and some are fat-soluble which means that when dissolved in water will create a solution that is slightly cloudy. This is perfectly normal.
QCan Forceval soluble be dissolved with other drinks such as cola etc.?
ABecause of the variety of drinks / colas available there is no study that we have undertaken which can allow us to make this recommendation.
QWhat are the sodium and potassium levels within Forceval soluble?
AEach Forceval Soluble Adult tablet contains 92mg of sodium and 300mg of potassium. Each Forceval Soluble Junior tablet contains 108mg of sodium and 300mg of Potassium.
QWhat is the calorific value of Forceval soluble?
AEach Forceval Soluble Adult tablet contains 7.9 Kcal / 33.1 KJ of energy. Each Forceval Soluble Junior tablet contains 8.5 Kcal / 36.7 KJ of energy.
QMy urine has changed colour. Is this normal?
AForceval Soluble contains Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) which is a water soluble vitamin and any amount that is not required by the body is excreted in the urine. This may result in bright yellow discolouration of your urine.
QCan Forceval soluble be used with thickening agents?
AYes. We have data on file which can be provided.
QAm I able to administer this product down a feeding tube?
APlease contact Alliance Pharmaceuticals to discuss this requirement.
QI have felt nauseated after taking Forceval soluble
AForceval soluble is a comprehensive mix of 24 vitamins minerals and trace elements. Nausea is a known side effect associated with the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. Additionally, some of the heavy metals such as Iron, Copper, Zinc etc. can be expected to cause some stomach upset on occasion especially if taken on an empty stomach. To avoid or minimise this possibility, please ensure that Forceval soluble is always consumed after a meal.
QWhere can I find the full ingredients listing for Forceval Soluble?
AThe full ingredient list for the adult and junior preparations can be found on the respective commercial packs for each formulation. For ease of reference they are reproduced below:
Forceval Soluble adult ingredients: Acidity regulator: Citric acid; Monopotassium phosphate; Sweetener: Sorbitol (E420); Calcium carbonate; Sodium bicarbonate; Magnesium carbonate; Flavouring; Potassium hydrogen carbonate; Maize starch; Colour: Redbeet powder (E162); L-Ascorbic acid; Tri Zinc Citrate Dihydrate; Iron sulphate; Sweetener; Sucralose (E955); Vitamin E acetate: DL-alpha-tocopherol, modified maize starch, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide; Nicotinamide; Vitamin A acetate: sucrose, maize starch, acacia gum, vitamin A acetate, dl-alpha-tocopherol, tricalcium phosphate, water; Manganese sulphate; Vitamin D3: maltodextrin, corn starch, sucrose, cholecalciferol; Copper sulphate anhydrous; Calcium-D-Pantothenate; Cyanocobalamin: maltodextrin, trisodium citrate, citric acid, cyanocobalamin; Pyridoxine HCl, Riboflavin 5-Phosphate, Sodium; Thiamine HCl, Chromium (III) chloride; Sodium molybdate; Folic acid; Potassium iodide; Sodium selenate anhydrous; D-Biotin.
Forceval Soluble Junior Ingredients: Acidity regulator: Citric acid; Potassium hydrogen carbonate; Sweetener: Sorbitol (E420); Sodium bicarbonate; Magnesium carbonate; Flavouring; Maize starch; Colour; Beetroot powder (E162); L-ascorbic acid; Sweetner: Sucralose (E955); Tri Zinc Citrate Dihydrate; Vitamin E Acetate: DL-alpha-tocophero, modified maize starch, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide; Iron sulphate; Nicotinamide; Vitamin A Acetate: sucrose, maize starch, acacia gum, vitamin A acetate, dl-alpha-tocopherol, tricalcium phosphate, water; Copper sulphate anhydrous; Calcium-D-pantothenate; Vitamin D: sucrose, dl-alpha-tocopherol,acacia, corn starch, mediumchain triglycerides, vitamin D3; Cyanocobalamine: maltodextrin, trisodium citrate, citric acid, cyanocobalamin; Thiamine HCl; Riboflavin-5-phosphate, sodium; Pyridoxine HCl; Manganese sulphate; Vitamin K1: acacia gum, vitamin K1, sucrose; Chromium picolinate; Folic acid; Sodium molybdate dihydrate; Potassium iodide; Sodium selenate anhydrous; D-Biotin.
QWhat exactly are the vitamin and mineral compositions of Forceval Soluble?
APlease see below table.
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(per effervescent tablet)
(per effervescent tablet)
|Vitamin A||750µg RE||375µg RE|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||1.2mg||1.2mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||1.6mg||1mg|
|Vitamin E||10mg α-TE||5mg α-TE|
|Niacin||18mg NE||7.5mg NE|
|Folacin (Folic Acid)||400µg||100µg|