Drug Index

Medium Chain Triglycerides

Mechanism :

It is dietary supplement used in those patients who cannot digest long chain fats. It is also used as a nutritional supplement in patients on ketogenic diet for epilepsy. It is directly absorbed into the portal system from the GIT without using much energy, thus useful in malabsorptive states.

Indication :

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

Dosing :

Available as 94.5 g/94.5 g in 50 ml.
Infants: 0.5 ml every other feed. May increase by 0.5 ml every 2-3 days as tolerated.

Adverse Effect :

Nausea, vomiting, ketosis.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended. Use with caution in cirrhotics, patients with portacaval shunts or tendency to encephalopathy.
01/28/2024 00:24:48 Medium Chain Triglycerides
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