Why I need to take Renapro®
Renapro® is a type of food known as “Food for Special Medical Purposes”.
Renapro® is a high protein supplement specially designed for renal patients and is low in phosphate and potassium.
Renapro® may have been recommended by your Renal Dietitian as part of your dietary regime to help increase the protein content of your diet without increasing your phosphate intake.
It is important that you follow the dietary recommendations given by your Renal Dietitian. Should you have any questions or concerns about your dietary regime contact your Renal Dietitian.
Increasing Protein intake
Dietary protein, especially high quality protein like meat, poultry, and eggs, is the source of the amino acids the body needs to build muscle and maintain healthy cells, organs, and bones. Dialysis patients need more protein than the average healthy adult because they lose protein during dialysis, and because kidney disease alters the body’s ability to use and process amino acids.
Controlling your phosphate
Phosphate is a mineral found in your body and in many foods. The kidneys normally help to control the level of phosphate in your blood. If your kidneys are not working well, phosphate can build up in the blood. High levels of phosphate in your blood can cause weak bones and can build up in your blood vessels, joints or muscles causing them to harden. You can lower your phosphate level by reducing the amount of phosphate in your diet.
Store Renapro® in a dry place, not above room temperature. Open Renapro® sachets should be used immediately. If a full sachet is not used in one meal/drink, the remainder of the sachet can be used if kept airtight, stored hygienically and used within the same day.
Premixed solutions of Renapro® should be stored in a refrigerator and used within 24 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Renapro® suitable for?
Renapro® is suitable for dialysis patients who are fluid restricted, and could be vegetarian, lactose intolerant or diabetic.
Where do i get my Renapro® from?
Your GP will prescribe Renapro for you if recommended by your Renal dietitian. Renapro is available on prescription from your local retail pharmacy. If they don’t have it in stock, they should be able to order it in for you within 24 hours.
Is Renapro® a versatile supplement?
Yes, Renapro can be added to food and drinks - simply sprinkle directly on food and stir thoroughly or mix with water until smooth then add some flavouring according to your preference.
Can Renapro® be incorporated into family meals?
Yes it can. Simply add a full sachet of Renapro® to the final meal portion in the pot / dish and mix thoroughly.
How long can Renapro® fortified ice-cubes or ice-lollies be kept in the freezer?
Fortified ice-cubes or lollies can be frozen for up to 1 week.
A recipe booklet is available free of charge, please call 0115 912 4253 or email
Quick and Easy options
Renapro® can be added directly into food. Simply sprinkle a full Renapro® sachet into food and stir thoroughly. For example: soups, casseroles, pasta sauces, dhals, curries, stews and mince meat, scrambled eggs (just before serving as Renapro® thickens the eggs), yoghurts and fromage frais, breakfast cereals, custards, rice puddings.
Another alternative is to make Renapro® into a paste before adding to food. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of warm water (not boiling) to a full sachet of Renapro® and mix with a fork until smooth. Consider adding Renapro to mashed potato, porridge, etc.
Renapro® can also be used to fortify 1/3 pint of milk and used in teas and coffees. Fortified milk can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
Mix a full sachet of Renapro® in a bowl with 30ml (2 tablespoons) of warm water (not boiling). Flavour to taste by adding 2.5ml (1/2 teaspoon) of Crusha®, or fruit cordial.
Ice lolly / ice cube option
Mix a full sachet of Renapro® in a bowl with 30ml (2 tablespoons) of warm water (not boiling) until smooth. To flavour add 10ml (2 teaspoons) of fruit cordial or Robinsons concentrate. Pour into ice-lolly makers or ice-cube trays/ ice-bags and freeze.
Mix a full sachet of Renapro® in a bowl with 30ml (2 tablespoons) of room temperature milk until smooth. Flavour with 1 teaspoon of Nesquik® powder.
Mix a full sachet of Renapro® in a bowl with 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of warm water (not boiling) to a smooth paste. Add 10ml (2 teaspoons) of honey/Syrup to flavour.