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Infant Formula

Reviewed on 1/14/2020

Brand Name and Other Names: Enfamil, Isomil, Nursoy, Pregestimil, Prosobee, Similac, Soyalac

Generic Name: Infant Formula

Drug Class: Nutritionals, Other

What Is Infant Formula Used For and How Does it Work?

Infant formula is an over-the-counter (OTC) nutritional supplement for infants. See product label for use.

Infant formula is available under the following different brand names: Enfamil, Isomil, Nursoy, Pregestimil, Prosobee, Similac, and Soyalac.

Dosages of Infant Formula:

Enfamil

Similac

  • Protein Source: Milk
  • Cal/oz: 13,20,24,27

SMA

  • Protein Source: Milk and whey
  • Cal/oz: 13,20,24,27

Isomil

Nursoy

  • Protein Source: Soy and methionine
  • Cal/oz: 20

ProSoBee

  • Protein Source: Soy and methionine
  • Cal/oz: 20

Pregestimil

  • Protein Source: hydrolyzed casein
  • 55% fats from MCT oil
  • Cal/oz: 20,24

Soyalac

  • Protein Source: Soy and methionine
  • Cal/oz: 20

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Dietary Supplement

  • 100 cal/kg/day; volume/feed 30 mL/kg less than 1 L/day
  • Not indicated in adults; see pediatric dosing

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Infant Formula?

Side effects of infant_formula include:

  • See product label for side effects of infant formula.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Infant Formula?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Infant Formula has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.

Infant Formula has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.

Infant Formula has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.

Infant Formula has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

See product label for information on possible interactions of infant formula with other drugs. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Infant Formula?

Warnings

This medication contains infant formula. Do not take Enfamil, Isomil, Nursoy, Pregestimil, Prosobee, Similac, or Soyalac if you are allergic to infant formula or any ingredients contained in this drug. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • See product label

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Infant Formula?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Infant Formula?"

Cautions

  • See product label

Pregnancy and Lactation

Infant formula is not indicated in adults and is therefore unlikely to be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/enfamil-isomil-infant-formula-344452

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