Talk:Fortisip

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Advertising blurb?[edit]

This article reads more like an advertisement than an encyclopedia article e.g. in the first sentence the word "palatable" jumps off the page - a subjective judgement, surely? Also there are no references to external 3rd party sources. IMO this article is a candidate for deletion - if I could remember how, I'd tag it as such! Perhaps someone else can help. Thanks. --TraceyR (talk) 21:07, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

I have added 'fact' tags to two statement which are lifted directly from the product label/pdf data sheet without external verification. --TraceyR (talk) 09:09, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Removal from WP:PHARM[edit]

I have removed this article from WikiProject Pharmacology. "Nutritional supplements" != "Pharmaceuticals". Dr. Cash (talk) 21:31, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

"Suitable as the sole source of nutrition" - OTT?[edit]

The article (and the company literature, from which much of it has been copied) state that "Fortisip is suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition (my emphasis) for most people over 6 years of age." I have raised the need for citation(s) supporting this statement, but is there any way in which this could be true? The company presumably takes legal advice about the claims it makes for the product, but it sounds way over the top to me. It could even be seen as dangerous advice for the general public and might cause Wikipedia problems - just imagine what would happen if comeone took this seriously. Any comments? --TraceyR (talk) 11:44, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

I can only add a personal anecdote to this - whilst my uncle was suffering from terminal stomach cancer, this was basically all that was keeping him alive, as his system couldn't handle much more than two or three of these a day and some water. So yes. As it's a doctor-prescribed item in such cases, one hopes their claims are truthful. The relevant health authorities (particularly in my country) wouldn't allow its use otherwise. 77.102.101.220 (talk) 22:20, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

EPG Online[edit]

I've added a link to the drug database at EPGonline.org - but I think we should keep the "Refimprove" tag for the moment, as further citations would still benefit the article, which still reads like an advert ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 19:20, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Fortisip[edit]

More like Frostipis, am I right? Hahahahaha --89.127.175.172 (talk) 00:24, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

nice anagram, but you're a letter over. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.102.101.220 (talk) 22:21, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

some clarification maybe needed[edit]

1. is it for general sale or prescription-only? 2. as the label of the actual bottle (of which I have a few in my posession) claims/warns it contains "milk proteins", what are these if not lactose? 77.102.101.220 (talk) 22:22, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

They certainly seem to be available without prescription in the UK - at least, if Amazon are to be trusted. Mind you, that's a big "if" ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 18:14, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
Lactose is a sugar, not a protein. Milk proteins are described at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk#Proteins
82.45.205.96 (talk) 15:19, 13 July 2015 (UTC)