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Infant Formulas (Systemic)

Infant Formulas | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects

Before Using This Infant Formula

If you are giving your infant this infant formula, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For infant formulas, the following should be considered:

Allergies - Tell your doctor if your infant has ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to infant formulas. Also tell your health care professional if your infant is allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.

Children - Problems may occur if the infant formula is not mixed properly or is not used under medical care.

Medicines, dietary supplements, or infant formulas - Although certain medicines, dietary supplements, or infant formulas should not be used together at all, in other cases they may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the feeding schedule, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are giving your infant an infant formula, it is especially important that your health care professional know if you are giving your infant any dietary supplements or any prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of infant formulas. Make sure you tell your doctor if your infant has any medical problems, especially:

  • Breathing problems or
  • Dehydration or
  • Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) or
  • Diarrhea or
  • Heart problems or
  • Hyperglycemia (high levels of sugar in the blood) or
  • Liver problems or
  • Pancreas problems - Infant formulas may make these conditions worse
  • Intestine problems or
  • Stomach problems - These problems may prevent infant formulas from being absorbed properly
  • Kidney problems - Higher blood levels of certain ingredients of the infant formula may result, and a smaller amount of infant formula may be needed
  • Low birth weight or
  • Premature infants - Powdered infant formulas that could cause infection in these infants in a hospital setting.
  • Phenylketonuria - Infant formulas contain phenylalanine, which may make the condition worse

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