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Monogen®: Minor Formulation Updates, Same MCT%

Below are FAQs about Nutricia’s medical food product Monogen®. There are upcoming, minor formulation changes to Monogen that are explained here.

If you ever have questions concerning your or your child’s diet or condition management, please contact your healthcare team.

What is Monogen, and who uses Monogen?
Monogen is a milk protein-based medical food that is high in medium chain triglycerides (MCT), low in fat, and contains vitamins and minerals. Monogen is indicated for the dietary management of long chain fatty acid oxidation disorders, chylothorax, and other conditions where a low fat, high MCT diet is necessary as a supplemental source of nutrition in individuals over one year of age.

What are the updates to Monogen?
Monogen is available in many countries. Given changes to European regulations, we are making minor adjustments to the Monogen recipe. This includes small changes to the vitamin and mineral profile. These adjustments do not affect the overall fat content of Monogen. In fact, the percentage of MCT in Monogen remains the same.

Why are these changes occurring?
We ensure compliance with applicable laws in the countries where we sell medical foods. For this reason, we regularly review and assess our product portfolio. European regulation changes prompted a review of Monogen, as mentioned above.

I (or my loved one) have been using Monogen. Is the amount of fat in Monogen changing?
No. The fat content and percentage of MCT and LCT in Monogen are staying the same. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your clinic or our Nutrition Services Team at NutritionServices@Nutricia.com.

How do I get Monogen? Will there be any changes to how I or my clinic orders Monogen?
There are no changes to the Nutricia ordering code used for Monogen, which is 106033. You or your clinic can still call us at 1-800-365-7354 or go online (MedicalFood.com) to order Monogen or request samples. You will start receiving this updated product in November 2020.

How do I learn more? What if I have questions?
Please let us know if there are any questions. You can contact our Nutricia North America Nutrition Services Team via email at NutritionServices@Nutricia.com or by calling 1-800-365-7354, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

Contact your healthcare team prior to making any potential changes to diet or if you have any questions about your or your loved one’s diet or condition management.

Monogen is a medical food for the dietary management of long chain fatty acid oxidation disorders, chylothorax, and other conditions where a low fat, high MCT diet is indicated in individuals over the age of one. Use under medical supervision.

© 2020 Nutricia North America

Helping Families Find Formula Coverage: Nutricia Navigator

Obtaining health insurance coverage for metabolic formula can be stressful in our current times. You may have experienced challenges in getting your formula covered, such as loss of coverage due to an employment change, dropped coverage due to age, and the list goes on. We understand how complicated it can be.

That’s why Nutricia Navigator is here to help. Nutricia Navigator is a free-of-charge assistance program that is available to help guide you through the coverage process for Nutricia metabolic formulas. Our team of experts can help you understand your coverage options, work with public & private payers to find product coverage, and stay by your side until all of your questions are answered. 

Watch the below 20-minute video presentation to learn more about Nutricia Navigator. If you or your family could use help navigating the coverage & reimbursement landscape for metabolic formulas, don’t hesitate to reach out to Nutricia Navigator to get started. Our team is available at 800-365-7354 (U.S.) or by email at NutriciaNavigator@Nutricia.com

In this presentation, we review common health insurance challenges faced by those seeking metabolic formula coverage, such as:

I was denied insurance coverage – where can I go for help?

I am supposed to use a DME company to get my formula, but how am I supposed to pay for this?

My child was recommended a specialty metabolic formula – where do I go for help?

We also review in this video how our team can help by being an advocate for you and your family.

For more on Nutricia Navigator, visit MedicalFood.com/Reimbursement. You can also contact Nutricia Navigator directly for questions or to start working with our team of experts: call 800-365-7354, or email our team at NutriciaNavigator@Nutricia.com.

© 2020 Nutricia North America

Push-Ups for PKU Challenge

Raise Awareness for PKU this May: Take the Push-Ups for PKU Challenge!

Nutricia North America is proud to support PKU Awareness Month this May by sponsoring a Push-Ups for PKU Challenge!

From May 1 to 31, Nutricia North America will donate $10 for each video you post on Facebook or Instagram of you doing (or trying to do!) at least 5 push-ups. The donations* will go to PKU News, the creators of How Much PHE, a critical PKU community support organization.

Post your video on Facebook or Instagram, and tag your video with #PushUps4PKU and #NutriciaConnect to be counted.

Get involved and challenge your friends to help spread the message of PKU Awareness!

Anyone can do it! You can do the push-ups on your knees, on your toes, or even against a wall.

So don’t delay, do your push-ups today!

*(Nutricia North America will donate up to $3,000 total.)

Details:
Nutricia does not assume and it hereby expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss in connection with this event. In no event shall Nutricia be liable to any person or entity for any direct, special, exemplary, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages of any kind or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage related in any way to participation in this event directly or indirectly) whether in an action based on contract, warranty, strict liability, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise, even if Nutricia has been informed in advance of the possibility of such damages or such damages could have been reasonably foreseen by Nutricia. Nutricia will cap the donation to a maximum of 300 videos during this time period or up to $3000.

© 2020 Nutricia North America

A message from our CEO at Nutricia North America on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Dear Nutricia Customers and Community,

At Nutricia, we know that our customers, patients, and their families rely on our medical foods every day. The health and safety of our customers and patients have always been our highest priority. As the COVID- 19 situation continues to evolve, our commitment to supply, quality, and services to you has never been stronger.

I would like to share some of the actions we are taking in the US to continue to deliver on our commitment and provide the very best care.

Production Capability and Supply. We carry several months’ worth of products here in the United States. Our company has confirmed and secured supply of ingredients to provide continuity of on-going manufacturing.

As part of the Danone company, one of the largest food companies in the world, our products are manufactured in the US, UK, and the European Union. Supply has not been affected from any of these locations. Although there are travel restrictions for individuals from Europe, this does not apply to the free flow of commerce and goods, as clarified by the Department of Homeland Security on March 11, 2020.

High Product Safety & Quality Standards. As a global leader in medical nutrition, we operate at the highest level of quality and food safety standards. All our facilities operate at standards beyond the requirements of any country and are regularly FDA inspected. We continue to monitor the situation closely and have been implementing additional precautions as necessary.

Continuity of Service. Considering the current environment, we are taking steps to protect the health and safety of our employees while also maintaining a high level of continued service to our customers. We’ve taken actions to promote flexible work arrangements and our highly dedicated team will continue to support you in every way. Our customer service team is ready to help you. They can be reached at 1-800- 365-7354.

All of us at Nutricia understand this is a stressful time for everyone. You can count on us to continue to provide the best care for you.

Sincerely,

Robert Schnurr CEO, Nutricia North America

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year is a great time to re-commit to better diet management.

Improving your metabolic diet is different for everyone. It can range from calling your clinic for the first time in years to making simple improvements such as:

  • Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking the full amount of formula
  • Finding a formula you enjoy drinking
  • Sending in blood spots more frequently
  • Trying new low protein recipes

Nutricia is proud to offer support services to help you achieve some of your dietary goals.

Our Nutricia Connect™ program is here to provide support at various stages of life’s journey.  We offer an array of low protein recipes, educational tips and resources, and a team of professionals who can assist you or your loved one to get back on-diet.

Additionally, Nutricia’s team of formula coverage specialists can review your insurance and answer any questions you may have about formula coverage.

Connect with them today by emailing Coverage@Nutricia.com or by calling 1-800-605-0410.

Improve Your Metabolic Diet Today

About Us:

Nutricia Metabolics provides a variety of formula options for inborn errors of metabolism, including Phenylketonuria (PKU), Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), Tyrosinemia (TYR), Homocystinuria (HCU), Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD), Glutaric Aciduria Type-1 (GA-1), Isovaleric Acidemia (IVA), Propionic Acidemia (PA), Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA) and Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders (FAODs). Learn more at www.MedicalFood.com

NOTE: All Nutricia Metabolics products are medical foods and must be used under medical supervision. Always consult your metabolic healthcare professional prior to making any changes in your metabolic diet plan.

New GMP-based option for Tyrosinemia!

TYR Lophlex GMP Mix-In is an unflavored product low in phenylalanine and tyrosine with glycomacropeptide (GMP). It is indicated for the dietary management of proven Tyrosinemia in individuals over 1 year of age.

TYR Lophlex® GMP Mix-In is your protein on-the-go:

  • Mixes easily with flavored drinks and blends easily into foods to add variety

  • Low calorie option with only 40 calories per 10 g sachet

  • Less than 0.5 g of sugar per pouch

  • Tastes great with no artificial flavors or colors

  • An easy way to add glycomacropeptide (GMP), made from a whole protein source, to your TYR diet

What is GMP?

Glycomacropeptide, or GMP for short, is derived from a whole protein source. It is naturally low in phenylalanine and tyrosine, and with the addition of certain amino acids, it makes a suitable source of protein for those with Tyrosinemia. Your dietitian will help determine how much to take.

What makes TYR Lophlex GMP Mix-In special?

TYR Lophlex GMP Mix-In tastes great and gives you the flexibility to boost your protein!

  • You can easily mix into foods, drinks or your current TYR formula

  • Each 10 g sachet is only 40 calories

Talk to your dietitian today and request a sample.

TYR Lophlex® GMP Mix-In is a medical food for the dietary management of proven Tyrosinemia and must be used under medical supervision.

©2019 Nutricia North America.

Loprofin Baking Mix – A versatile low protein baking mix

Loprofin Mix is an all‐purpose, low protein baking mix, great for cooking and home‐made pastries. A packet of yeast is provided in each box, making baking easy, especially bread. Nutricia also offers Loprofin Chocolate Cake Mix, great for any chocolate cake or muffin recipe. Tasty recipes, such as breads, naan, cupcakes, gingerbread and many more can be found here!

Loprofin Mix is a great substitute for Wel‐Plan Baking Mix, which is unfortunately no longer available. Several low protein expert chefs shared that they substitute Wel‐Plan Baking Mix with Loprofin Mix at a 1:1 ratio. For example, if a recipe asks for one cup of Wel‐Plan, you would use one cup of Loprofin Mix. We have also test‐baked a few low protein bread recipes from “Apples to Zucchini”, a cookbook by Virginia Schuett and Dorothy Corry, and confirmed that Wel‐Plan can be substituted at a 1:1 ratio with Loprofin Mix for many bread recipes. Check out these recipes with Loprofin Mix that work for making bread – with or without a bread machine!

Many of you relied on Maddy’s Homestyle baking mixes as convenient, quick mixes. We developed recipes where you can use the Loprofin Mix to make the same baked goods. New Loprofin recipes such as,  sugar cookies, banana bread and blueberry muffin, to list just a few can be found here.

Look out for our future blogs on holiday cooking and baking, as well as making the low protein kitchen convenient, quick and tasty!

Happy Baking!

Help Support PKU Awareness with a #Toast2PKU

Raise your glass and be counted!

In support of PKU Awareness Day on December 3, 2018, Nutricia is challenging you to POST YOUR TOAST!

For each tagged post on Facebook or Instagram with #Toast2PKU, Nutricia will donate $5 to the National PKU Alliance to help support their mission to improve the lives of families and individuals associated with PKU through research, support, education and advocacy, while ultimately seeking a cure.*

So don’t delay, post and tag your  toast today!



You can also show your support with a direct donation to the NPKUA


Note: Facebook and Instagram are in no way affiliated with Nutricia and have not endorsed this contest or Nutricia products. Only tagged posts made between November 15, 2018 and December 3, 2018 11:59pm  will be counted toward the donation to the National PKU Alliance.

*Nutricia will cap the donation to a maximum of 600 posts during this time period or up to $3000.

 

 

Nutricia Connect can help with finding formula coverage

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Working to get insurance coverage for medical formula can be a long and frustrating process. You many  not always know the right questions to ask, the process for coverage may change along with legislation for coverage of medical formula and you may not know of all the outlets for coverage available to your family.

The good news is that you don’t have to face these coverage challenges alone.

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Through our Nutricia Connect program our team of Coverage Specialists are available to help you seek coverage and answer questions throughout the process. You might be wondering:

  • Do I have to pay for out-of-pocket costs?

  • My insurance denied formula coverage, now what?

  • I am on WIC, is Nutricia formula covered?

Our coverage team works with different insurance plans, your dietitian, and if necessary your employer to find formula coverage. Here is one family’s story.

Here is one family’s story.

 

Contact our team if you have questions on formula coverage.  Learn more at www.medicalfood.com or email us at Coverage@MedicalFood.com

 

Nutricia Metabolic products are meant for use under medical supervision. Remember, always consult an experienced healthcare professional for the management of all metabolic disorders.