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Microlipid

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

Medically reviewed on September 13, 2017

What is Microlipid?

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

Microlipid 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.

Microlipid does not contain protein or carbohydrates.

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

Important Information

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

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Microlipid 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:

How should I take Microlipid?

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.

Microlipid 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 Microlipid 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 Microlipid 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 Microlipid?

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

Microlipid 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 Microlipid?

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.

Further information

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.

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

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