Do I need a prescription for enterade®?
No, you do not need a prescription for enterade®, but since enterade® is a medical food, it is intended to be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
How should I take enterade®?
Use as directed by your healthcare provider, typical use is two 8 ounce bottles per day.
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?
Studies have shown that enterade® can help with:
• Reducing diarrhea related to cancer treatment
• General GI symptoms
• Weight maintenance
What are Amino Acids?
Amino Acids are the building blocks of cells in your body that make the proteins you need to survive. They are obtained from the foods you eat and drink.
What side effects can I expect from enterade®?
enterade® is a medical food. Ingredients are determined generally recognized as safe or approved by FDA.
In clinical studies with enterade® no side effects were reported. If you nevertheless experience negative effects, please contact your health care provider.
Does enterade® interfere with any medications?
enterade® has not been reported to interfere with any medications, but consult your healthcare provider with concerns.
How much sugar is in enterade®?
enterade® is a glucose free medical food/beverage. It is lightly sweetened with stevia leaf extract, a natural sweetener-for a great refreshing taste.
Can I take any other medications for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea?
Consult your healthcare provider about the use of enterade® and side effect management medications.
Can enterade® be used in a Gastrostomy (G) Tube?
Patients have used enterade® through a G tube with no reported complications. Consult your healthcare provider about use of enterade® through a G tube.
What’s wrong with glucose in a damaged GI system?
Research has shown that glucose stimulates intracellular Ca2+-activated chloride secretion.Chloride secretion reduces net fluid and electrolyte absorption; further complicating nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In addition, glucose increases paracellular permeability. 1
Who is Entrinsic Health Solutions?
Entrinsic Health Solutions, Inc., is an innovative health sciences company dedicated to the development and commercialization of amino acid based medical foods to address critical digestive health, nutrition and hydration related health issues. The Company’s proprietary Amino Acid Coupled Transport (A2CT) Technology platform leverages gold-standard science and game-changing amino acid technology to address critical digestive- and hydration-related health issues. A2CT technology uses select amino acids to facilitate active transport of electrolytes throughout the body, which delivers rapid hydration, decreased gut permeability and improved nutrient absorption, supporting long-term digestive health. The Company’s first commercial product, enterade® AOF, is a first-in-class amino acid based medical food beverage that hydrates, rebuilds, and protects the gut lining and helps manage side effects from cancer treatments as well as occasional diarrhea, cramping, dehydration, nausea and malnutrition. The Company is involved in several on-going clinical trials designed to test the efficacy of the A₂CT Technology for oncology and digestive health applications.
How is enterade different from oral rehydration solutions (ORS) or other glucose based products?
enterade® is the only choice for rehydration related to GI dysfunction that not only contains no glucose but also repairs and protects the GI system thereby supports healthy immune function. Studies have shown that sugar in a damaged gut may make symptoms (ie. diarrhea) worse. Entrinsic Health Solutions’ proprietary Amino Acid Coupled Transport (A2CT) technology’s unique transport mechanism uses amino acid blend that are uniquely positioned to facilitate rapid total body hydration with no added glucose.
When should I drink enterade®?
Directed by your healthcare provider, typical use of enterade® is 30 minutes before a meal or 1 hour after consuming food. Patients preferred chilled or over ice. Do not mix enterade® with other products.
How soon will I start feeling better using enterade®?
The effects of enterade® will depend on your condition and severity of side effects experienced. While some patients reported starting to feel better after drinking enterade® in as little as 2 days, studies have shown, that enterade® generally will help you feel better after 7 days.
How long can I take enterade®?
Use prior to starting treatment and throughout treatment or as side effects persist, as directed by your healthcare provider.
How many bottles come in a pack of enterade®?
enterade® is available in packs of 12 or 24 bottles.
What flavor is enterade®?
You can choose from two mild flavors: Original Vanilla or Refreshing Orange
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Drinking enterade® throughout your treatments can help reduce and manage GI-related side effects caused from chemotherapy and radiation. To order enterade® or for more information about enterade®, call us.