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Generic name: amino acid-based nutritional supplement [ a-MEE-no-AS-id-nu-TRISH-un-al-SUP-le-ment ]
Brand name: Elecare

Elecare is used for:

Providing nutrition in certain patients with severe food allergies or other conditions such as eosinophilic GI disorders (EGID), short bowel syndrome, or malabsorption in which an amino acid-based diet is required.

Elecare is a nutritionally complete amino acid-based medical food. It provides nutrition for certain patients who cannot tolerate intact or hydrolyzed protein.

Do NOT use Elecare if:

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Elecare:

Some medical conditions may interact with Elecare. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Elecare. However, no specific interactions with Elecare are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Elecare may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Elecare:

Use Elecare as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Elecare.

Important safety information:

Possible side effects of Elecare:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Elecare:

Store unopened cans of Elecare at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Once mixed, store Elecare in the refrigerator, between 35 and 40 degrees F (2 and 4 degrees C) and use within 24 hours. Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Use opened can contents within 1 month. Keep Elecare out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Elecare or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Elecare. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Elecare. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Elecare.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.