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SMA Althera® - Extensively Hydrolysed Formula

For the dietary management of moderate to complex cows’ milk allergy and/or multiple food allergies.

Product description

SMA Althera 400 g Powder

Very low allergenic potentia11 , 3 ,†


Positive gut microbiota modulation5


Preferred taste vs casein eHFs2,4

SMA Althera® is a hypoallergenic extensively hydrolysed formula (eHF) for the effective dietary management of the majority (~90%) of infants with cows’ milk allergy (CMA) and/or multiple food protein allergies (MFPA)1-2,4,6 in formula fed babies.

SMA Althera® is designed to provide first-line formula relief from the symptoms associated with mild–moderate CMA and/or MFPA. SMA Althera® is whey based and nutritionally complete from birth to 6 months and for supplementary feeding up to 3 years of age to support growth and development1,4.

Halal Certified and Suitable for vegetarians

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Data card

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

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

  3. Francavilla R et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2012; 23: 420–427.

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

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

  6. Madrazo-de la Garza J et al. EMJ Allergy and Immunol. 2018; 31(1): 56–58.

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


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.