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Generic Name: fat supplement (oral) (FAT SUP le ment)
Brand Name: Microlipid

What is fat supplement?

Fat supplement is a medical food made from fatty acids and safflower oil, a polyunsaturated fat.

Fat supplement is for use in people whose bodies cannot digest certain foods properly. This includes people who are gluten or lactose intolerant, or who have unintended weight loss or need increased calories for other medical reasons.

Fat supplement does not contain protein or carbohydrates.

Fat supplement may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.

What is the most important information I should know about fat supplement?

You should not use fat supplement if you are allergic to safflower oil.

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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking fat supplement?

You should not use fat supplement if you are allergic to safflower oil.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this product if you have any type of severe liver problems such as:

  • cirrhosis or other liver disease;

  • high blood pressure inside the liver;

  • brain or nervous system complications caused by severe liver damage; or

  • if you have had a "portacaval shunt" placed in your body.

How should I take fat supplement?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Fat supplement oral emulsion (Microlipid) is ready to use and may be given chilled or at room temperature.

Shake the liquid well just before each use.

Store unopened fat supplement at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Refrigerate after opening. Keep the cap tightly closed and do not freeze. Throw away any unused portion after 5 days have passed.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since fat supplement is used when needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of fat supplement is not likely to cause life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while taking fat supplement?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Fat supplement side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect fat supplement?

Other drugs may interact with fat supplement, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about fat supplement.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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