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Medium Chain Triglycerides Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 100%

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Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement

15 mL orally 3 to 4 times per day. Oil should be mixed with fruit juices, used on salads and vegetables, incorporated into sauces for use on fish, chicken, or lean meat, or used in cooking or baking.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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.

Precautions

Do not use plastic containers or utensils.

Dialysis

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