What should I know about an amino acid injection 10% pediatric formula?

Before giving your child an amino acid injection 10% pediatric formula, it's important to know that these injections are:
  • used to prevent weight loss and nitrogen deficiency in infants 
  • also used to treat babies who have digestive conditions that prevent them from naturally digesting and absorbing nutrients found in breast milk
  • also used as a supplement when high levels of protein are needed to treat a health condition
  • given intravenously
Dosing and length of treatment will depend on the child's health, age, and nutritional needs. Water-soluble vitamins, trace metals, electrolytes, and dextrose can be added to the formula if needed. 

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