RENAVIT WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS (100)
Renavit is approved as a Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP), indicated for the dietary management of water soluble vitamin deficiency in Renal Failure patients receiving dialysis.
Renavit is a patented formulation of water soluble vitamins, containing 8 B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12) and Vitamin C.
Renavit dose is generally one tablet daily (swallowed, not chewed), if not otherwise prescribed by the physician.
Vitamin losses in Maintenance Haemodialysis patients
“Abnormal renal metabolism, inadequate intake and/or gastrointestinal absorption and dialysis losses, account for vitamin deficiencies amongst dialysis patients. Losses are even greater with high-flux and high efficiency dialysis. Vitamin deficiency progresses slowly depending on body stores, nutritional intake and chronic dialysis losses. Vitamin status in individual patients depends on age, gender, actual vitamin intake, previous supplementation, dialysis losses, residual renal function, time on dialysis and types of dialysers in addition to impaired metabolism.” 1
UK Renal Association Guidelines
“We recommend that Haemodialysis patients should be prescribed supplements of water soluble vitamins (1C)” 2
EBPG Guideline on Nutrition, Nephrol Dial Transplant, 2007 22 [Suppl 2]: ii45–ii87