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Published: 4/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ELENTAL
 Active ingredient:
Elemental diet agent composed of amino acid, carbohydrate, fat, electrolyte, micro-Elements and vitamin.
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:
ELENTAL, 80 g: 300 kcal

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a low-residue, highly absorbable, high calorie nutrition supplement composed of components which require almost no digestion.
It is usually used for nutritional management in patients with difficulty taking foods in the perioperative period or due to intestinal disorder.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you have diabetes mellitus.
    If you use steroids and have glucose metabolism disorder.
    If you have amino acid metabolism disorder.
    If you have decreased intestinal function due to small bowel resection.
  • If you are pregnant (within the first 3 months of pregnancy or want to become pregnant) or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, pour 250 mL of water or lukewarm water in a container, add and dissolve 1 sachet (80 g) of this medicine, making approximately 300 mL of 1 kcal/mL solution, then take a standard dose of 480-640 g (1,800-2,400 kcal) in a single dose or in divided doses. The concentration and dose of this medicine depends on age, weight and symptoms. However, the initial dose in general is administered at approximately 1/8 of the total daily dose (60-80 g) and approximately 1/2 of the specified concentration (0.5 kcal/mL). The concentration and dose are then increased slowly up to the standard dose in 4-10 days. The concentration of this medicine requires adequate management. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take the medicine within 12 hours after preparation.
  • If you find it difficult to take this medicine, it is available in various flavours or can be hardened into jelly / mousse form. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose in several divided doses within that day.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and fever. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • hives, light-headedness, difficult to breath [shock, anaphylactic symptoms]
  • fatigue, cold sweat, facial pallor [hypoglycemia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat and moisture. Store in a light shielding condition.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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