Portagen

PORTAGEN®

Mead Johnson

Therapeutic Nutrient

Description: A nutritionally complete formulated liquid diet which contains medium chain triglycerides.

Indications And Clinical Uses: For use in the nutritional management of individuals who do not efficiently digest and absorb conventional long chain food fats. For use in pancreatic insufficiency, bile acid deficiency, intestinal resection, lymphatic anomalies, steatorrhea.

Precautions: The usual intake of water should be maintained when Portagen beverage is used as the sole source or major part of the diet. In persons with advanced cirrhosis of the liver, large amounts of medium chain triglycerides in the diet may result in elevated blood and spinal fluid levels of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), due to impaired hepatic clearance of these fatty acids, which are rapidly absorbed via the portal vein. These elevated levels have been reported to be associated with reversible coma and pre coma in certain subjects with advanced cirrhosis, particularly with portacaval shunts. Therefore, diets containing high levels of medium chain triglyceride fat should be used with caution in persons with hepatic cirrhosis and complications thereof, such as portacaval shunts or tendency to encephalopathy.

Dosage And Administration: Children and adults: The recommended daily intake is 946 mL, prepared as follows: Normal dilution 125.6 kJ (30 kcal)/30 mL: Add 1 1/2 packed level 8 fl. oz. measuring cups (204 g) of powder to 710 mL of water and mix. Then add additional water to make 946 mL of beverage. For infants: Normal dilution 84 kJ (20 kcal)/30 mL: Add 1 packed level 8 fl. oz. measuring cup (136 g) of powder to 710 mL of water and mix. Then add additional water to make 946 mL of formula. The usual intake of water should be maintained when Portagen is used as the whole or major part of the diet.

Prepared Portagen must be kept under refrigeration. Unused portion should be discarded after 24 hours.

Availability And Storage: Each can of powder contains: corn syrup solids, medium chain triglycerides (fractionated coconut oil), sodium caseinate, sucrose, corn oil, calcium citrate, lecithin and essential vitamins and minerals. Energy: 2 067 kJ (490 kcal)/100 g. Osmolality: 320 mOsm/kg water. Cases of 12 (454 g).

PORTAGEN® Mead Johnson Therapeutic Nutrient Description: A nutritionally complete formulated liquid diet which contains medium chain triglycerides. Indications And Clinical Uses: For use in the nutritional management of individuals who do not efficiently digest and absorb conventional long chain food fats. For use in pancreatic insufficiency, bile acid deficiency, intestinal resection, lymphatic anomalies, steatorrhea.

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