What should I know about amino acid injection 7% pediatric formula?

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Before your child gets amino acid 7% pediatric formula, it's important to know that this amino acid injection is given intravenously (through an IV) or by catheter. It is used to help prevent weight loss and nitrogen deficiency in infants. It also is used to treat babies who have certain digestive conditions that prevent their body from naturally digesting and absorbing nutrients found in breast milk. It also is used as a supplement when high levels of protein are needed to treat a health condition.

Dosing and length of treatment will depend on the child's health, age and nutritional needs. Depending on the nutritional needs, water-soluble vitamins, trace metals, electrolytes and dextrose are added to the formula.

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