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Is a prescription needed for enterade®?

No, you do not need a prescription for enterade®, but since enterade® is a medical food, it should be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider.  If your patient is seeking reimbursement then a prescription will be required for their insurance.

How should patients take enterade®?

Typical use is two 8 ounce bottles per day. 30 minutes before a meal or 1 hour after.

What is a medical food?

A medical food is a product that is taken orally and intended for the dietary management of your medical needs or conditions to support distinct nutrient requirements. Products in this category are not considered a drug.

enterade® is a medical food that provides select amino acids and electrolytes for the dietary management of GI function related to cancer therapy.

What side effects can enterade® manage?

Clinical research has shown that enterade® can help with:

  • Diarrhea secondary to treatment of cancer
  • Dehydration
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Malaise/Fatigue
  • General GI symptoms
Are there any contraindications with drinking enterade®?

In clinical trials no reported side effects. Do not use in patients with a known allergy to stevia.

Does enterade® interfere with any medications?

enterade® has not been reported to interfere with any medications.

Can enterade® be used in a feeding tube?

Patients have used enterade® through a G tube with no reported complications. Consult healthcare provider about use of enterade® through a G tube.

What are the ingredients in enterade® ?

Ingredients: Water, amino acids blend, natural favor, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, stevia leaf extract.

Proprietary Amino Acid Blend: L-Aspartic Acid, L-Valine, L-Serine, L-Threonine, L-Tyrosine