Know the basics
What is Pediasure® (Formulas) used for?
The Pediasure family of products is a source of complete, balanced nutrition designed especially for children 1 to 13 years of age. It is clinically proven to help kids grow.
Pediasure® products, when used in appropriate amounts with the appropriate patients, may be used as a sole source of nutrition or as a supplement.
How should I take Pediasure® (Formulas)?
To make one serving, mix a certain amount of Pediasure® powder (depend on what type you are using) with an amount of water. The rest should be stored in freeze at 2-40C not exceed 24 hours. Remember just to use the measure spoons attached with products.
How do I store Pediasure® (Formulas)?
Pediasure® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Pediasure® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Pediasure® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Pediasure® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Know the precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Pediasure® (Formulas)?
- It does not contain Gluten and Lactose.
- Do not use for children with Galactosemia.
- Do not re-warm with microwave.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Pediasure® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Pediasure®. Pediasure® is pregnancy risk category A, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk;
- B=No risk in some studies;
- C=There may be some risk;
- D=Positive evidence of risk;
Know the side effects
What side effects can occur from Pediasure® (Formulas)?
No undesired effects have been reported. In any case, the onset of any undesired effects, you should be promptly reported to your doctor or pharmacist.
Know the interactions
What drugs may interact with Pediasure® (Formulas)?
Pediasure® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Pediasure® (Formulas)?
Pediasure® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Pediasure® (Formulas)?
Pediasure® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
Understand the dosage
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Pediasure®.
What is the dose of Pediasure® (Formulas) for an adult?
2-3 servings a day depend on each the nutrition need of an individual.
What is the dose of Pediasure® (Formulas) for a child?
In general, it is recommended one serving per day for children 1 to 6 years of age and two servings per day for children 7 to 10 years of age. However, if your child is a fussy eater, it may be recommended that he or she consumes two to three servings.
How is Pediasure® (Formulas) available?
Pediasure® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Powder oral and tube feeding.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Pediasure®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: September 30, 2016 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019
Pediasure®. https://www.drugs.com/mmx/pediasure.html. Accessed September 12, 2016.
Pediasure®. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-19644/pediasure-oral/details#uses. Accessed September 12, 2016.