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.
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