GI/Allergy

 

Healthcare Professional Tools

  • 7 Red Flag Indicators for Using an Amino Acid-Based Formula to Manage Cow Milk Allergy

    Your next patient with food allergies could present with a combination of these 7 red flag indicators:

    • Download Quick Reference Guide
    • Meyer R, Groetch M, Venter C. When Should Infants with Cow's Milk Protein Allergy Use an Amino Acid Formula? A Practical Guide. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018;6:383-99. Abstract
  • Neocate DRI Calculator and Mixing Tool

    Updated as of April 2019: Includes entire upgraded US Neocate Junior range and two updated Neocate formulas in Canada.

    • Neocate DRI Calculator: This tab can be used by Healthcare Professionals to compare nutrients provided by a chosen amount of any Neocate product to the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for a chosen gender and age range.
    • Neocate Mixing Tool: This tab helps the Healthcare Professional to calculate mixing instructions for preparing Neocate powders at a desired concentration and volume for individual patients. This tool can also be used by Healthcare Professionals to calculate a recipe that yields an approximate gram weight of Neocate powder using household measures, and to determine the number of cans needed per month.

  • Neocate Pocket Guide – US

    Updated as of February 2019: Includes entire upgraded US Neocate Junior range. Provides clinical information on all the Neocate products, including select nutrition information, ingredient sources, and mixing instructions at various concentrations for each formula.

  • Mixing Charts for Neocate Infant Formulas

    These resources have been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. They contain recipes at various concentrations, up to 30 kcal/fl oz, either for mixing Neocate infant formulas with water or for combining breast milk with Neocate infant formula powders.

  • Neocate Family Comparison Chart

    Updated December 2018. A nutrient comparison chart for all Neocate products in the US. Also includes indications, main features and reimbursement codes.

  • Monogen Dilution Chart

    This resource has been developed for use by Healthcare Professionals. It includes recipes for mixing Monogen at multiple dilutions (from 20 to 30 calories per fluid ounce), as well as household measures.

  • Monitoring Micronutrients

    This guidance is intended to provide an update on monitoring micronutrients for healthcare professionals.

  • Neocate Junior and Splash Dilution Charts

    Updated December 2019: These resources are for healthcare professionals. They include recipes for mixing Neocate Junior and/or Neocate Splash at various concentrations. Please Note: charts for Neocate Junior powders differ slightly due to different energy densities, scoop fill, and displacement. Canadian healthcare professionals: Please contact us at 866.636.2283 to request appropriate charts for Neocate products in the Canadian market.

  • Letters of Medical Necessity

    We created sample letters of medical necessity to help patients request insurance coverage for Neocate. You can complete the missing information and individualize the letters to suit your patient's situation and needs. Simply follow the appropriate links below to access Word files. Please note: our Nutricia Product Coverage Navigator team is available to help your patients to obtain coverage for our medical foods. This includes assistance with drafting letters of medical necessity, obtaining prior authorization for our products, correcting billing errors, appealing denied claims and much more. If your patients need personalized assistance with Neocate coverage call 1-800-365-7354 or email NutriciaNavigator@nutricia.com

  • Access to new publications on FPIES (Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome)

    As an educational service to healthcare professionals and FPIES families, Nutricia is proud to sponsor open access to 9 FPIES articles published in the June, 2014 edition of Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The articles, written by leading experts, summarize what is currently known about the condition, provide an overview of diagnosis, medical and nutrition management as well as where the knowledge gaps are.

    • FPIES is a non IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food hypersensitivity to one or more specific foods. It is characterized by profuse vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and failure to thrive and primarily affects infants and toddlers. There is a general lack of awareness about FPIES, which has lead to this condition being frequently misdiagnosed. Patients will commonly experience invasive and extensive evaluation prior to finally being diagnosed.
    • Click on the following link journals.lww.com/co-allergy/toc/2014/06000 and see link (pdfs to full text articles can be found half way down the page under the ‘Food Allergy’ heading).

  • Duocal Tools

    This tool helps to determine an amount of Duocal to add to any enteral formula. It offers both an interactive calculator and two printable concentration charts to help in adding calories to enteral formulas with Duocal. It also offers an interactive calculator that can generate a combination of US household measures that provide an approximate gram weight of Duocal when a scale is not available and the provided scoop is not convenient.

  • Prescriber's Guide to Duocal

    A Prescriber's Guide to Duocal, a medical food providing calories in form of fat and carbohydrate. This resource outlines guidelines on how to use and how much to prescribe for your patients.