Patient Frequently Asked Questions

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.  You will need a prescription if you are seeking reimbursement from your insurance company.

How should I take enterade®?

Use as directed by your healthcare provider, typical use is two 8 ounce bottles per day.

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.

What side effects can enterade® manage?

  • Diarrhea secondary to cancer treatment
  • Dehydration
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Malaise/Fatigue
  • General GI symptoms

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. 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?

Patients took medication for NVD during clinical trials with no interactions, but consult your HCP about the use of enterade® and side effect management medications.

Can enterade® be used in a feeding tube?

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

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 Biosciences’ 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.

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.

What does BEST BY mean on the bottle of enterade®?

The BEST BY date refers to the last day of the month/year recommended that you use the product by for BEST physical and or sensory quality. It is not an expiration date but rather the date which we recommend consumption. Example: BEST BY 02/17 means we recommend you drink it by February 28, 2017 for the best flavor experience.

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