Product description

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althera
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Very low allergenic potential1,3,†

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Positive gut microbiota modulation5

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Preferred taste vs casein eHFs2,4

SMA Althera® is an extensively hydrolysed (eHF) hypoallergenic infant formula that provides first-line relief from the symptoms associated with mild-moderate cows’ milk protein allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food protein allergies. 1-2 SMA Althéra® is nutritionally complete* to support growth and development. 1-2 With its very low allergenic profile and preferred taste profile over casein-based eHFs, it is designed to support increased acceptability and tolerance in the majority of infants with CMA. 1-4
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VERY LOW ALLERGENIC POTENTIAL
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SMA Althéra® is the only eHF to demonstrate similar efficacy (symptom relief and growth) to an amino acid formula in a randomised controlled trial 1,3,†

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POSITIVE GUT MICROBIOTA MODULATION
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SMA Althéra’s purified lactose was shown to positively modulate the composition of the gut microbiota 5

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PREFERRED TASTE VS. CAESIN eHFs
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SMA Althéra® has a preferred taste over casein-based eHF formulas which may help aid feeding acceptance and tolerance 2,4

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  1. Niggemann, B. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2008; 194(4): 348–354.

  2. Vandenplas, Y. et al. Acta Paediatr 2013; 102(8): 990–998.

  3. Meyer, R. et al. EMJ Allergy and Immunol. 2017; 2(1): 46–51.

  4. Data on File. Althéra® versus casein-based formulas. Independent competitive benchmarking test.

  5. Francavilla, R. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012; 23: 420–27.

† SMA® Althéra® is not recommended where only an amino acid formula is recommended

althera
450 g powder

450 g can with 4.4 g scoop; available on prescription (UK only)

PIP code (UK only): 378-7413

Information for you to give to mums

Preparation guidelines

For bottle fed infants:

The standard dilution of 13.2% is made by adding 1 level scoop of Althéra (approx 4.4 g) to 30 ml of water (approx 1 fluid oz.).

  1. Wash hands before preparation.
  2. Wash bottle, teat and cap.
  3. Boil for 5 mins. Leave covered until use.
  4. Boil drinking water for 5 mins. Allow to cool.
  5. Pour exact amount of lukewarm water into bottle.
  6. Add exact number of level scoops for age of baby.
  7. Shake bottle until powder fully dissolved.
  8. Close tin tightly after each use and store in a cool dry place.

Shelf life and storage

Shelf life of 24 months from the date of manufacture.

Unopened store Althéra in a cool, dry place. Once opened use within 3 weeks.

Precautions

Breastmilk is best for babies. Before you decide to use this formula, consult your healthcare professional for advice. Althera is for use under medical supervision.

Suitable from birth to 3 years of age.

For oral/enteral use only.

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Age of infant

Quantity per meal

Meals per day

Water (ml)

No of scoops *

1–2 weeks

90

3

6

3–4 weeks

120

4

5

2nd month

150

5

5

3–4 month

180

6

5

5–6 month

210

7

5

From 5th (7th) month **

210

7

3–4

Scoop size: 4.4 g

* Use only the enclosed scoop.
** Do not introduce other food in your baby's diet without asking your healthcare professional.

 

Information for you to give to mums

SMA Althéra powder – 450 g can
 

WARNING:

 

Only prepare one bottle at a time.

 

Feed immediately and follow the instructions exactly.

 

Do not keep unfinished bottle, discard the contents.

 

Always hold the baby while feeding.

 

Leaving the baby unattended may cause choking.

Important Notice:

Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cows’ milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows’ milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical upervision. For healthcare professionals only.