Proper Use

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

Take EnteraGam™ exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

You may take EnteraGam™ with or without food.

To use:

  • Empty packet of powder into a cup or a glass.
  • Add at least 4 oz (120 mL) of water (or other liquid as preferred).
  • Avoid hot liquids.
  • Stir until fully mixed and drink immediately. Do not shake.
  • You may also mix the powder with foods such as pudding or yogurt.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (powder):
    • For clinical dietary management of enteropathy:
      • Adults—One packet per day, taken as a single dose, or in divided doses in the morning and evening. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 4 packets per day.
      • Children 2 years of age and older—One-half packet per day, as a single dose or in divided doses.
      • Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.