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An amino acid-based powdered phenylalanine-free infant formula containing other essential and non-essential amino acids, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, minerals, arachidonic acid (ARA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). For the dietary management of Phenylketonuria (PKU).

PKU start is suitable from birth.

FOR USE UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION.

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Features

  • Up-to-date nutritional profile: Consistent with scientific evidence for infant formula nutrition and PKU management - including, DHA and ARA to help support brain and eye development1, 2 and essential vitamins and minerals including calcium & vitamin D to support bone health3

  • Well-tolerated: Infants with PKU demonstrate good tolerance, growth, and metabolic control in clinical evaluations4.

References:

1. Birch EE, et al. The DIAMOND (DHA Intake And Measurement Of Neural Development) Study: a double-masked, randomized controlled clinical trial of the maturation of infant visual acuity as a function of the dietary level of docosahexaenoic acid. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91(4):848-59.

2. Agostoni C, et al. Plasma long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and neurodevelopment through the first 12 months of life in phenylketonuria. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003;45(4):257-61.

3. Fiscaletti M, Stewart P, Munns C. The importance of vitamin D in maternal and child health: a global perspective. Public Health Rev. 2017;38(1):1-17.

4. Vitaflo. Clinical Trial Report for PKU Start. 2017. (data on file).

PKU start™

per 69 g

  • 340

    Calories

  • 10 g 

    Protein Equivalent

  • 36 g

    Carbohydrate

  • 17.5 g

    Total Fat

Ordering & Reimbursement Information

Product

Packaging

Product Number

Reimbursement Code

HCPCS Code

PKU start™

4 x 400 g cans 

94058

60385-0940-58

B4162