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Nutricia MSUD Maxamum Metabolic Powdered Medical Food

Nutricia MSUD Maxamum Metabolic Powdered Medical Food is a valine, leucine, and isoleucine free food for the dietary management of maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) in older children and adults, including pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. It contains a balanced mixture of all other essential and non-essential amino acids, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

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  • Nutricia MSUD Maxamum Metabolic Powdered Medical Food provides 40gm of protein equivalent per 100gm of powder
  • Does not contain fat thereby allowing greater flexibility in modifying energy intake
  • Indicated for Maple Syrup Urine Disease

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  • Directions for preparation and use:
    - Maxamum must be consumed in conjunction with natural protein, fluid and other nutrients in quantities prescribed by a physician or dietitian to meet protein and general nutrient requirements
    - The recommended intake of Maxamum will vary depending on the age, bodyweight and medical condition of the individual
    - Intake should be adjusted to maintain normal growth and development
    - For accuracy, Maxamum should be weighed on a gram scale
    - The daily intake of Maxamum should be divided into equal portions and distributed throughout the day
    - Maxamum is best served with meals
    - Make a paste of the prescribed amount of powder with a small volume of chilled water
    - Gradually add sufficient water to make the desired volume
    - It is recommended that Maxamum be prepared at a 1 to 7 dilution (e.g. 35gm (approximate ¼ cup) of powder plus 245mL (approximate 8fl oz) of water) and advanced to a 1 to 5 dilution (e.g. 35gm (approximate ¼ cup) of powder plus 175 mL (approximate 6fl oz) of water)
    - These dilutions are guidelines only
    - Maxamum may be given in a more concentrated form (e.g. drink or paste)
    - If so, water or diluted drinks should be offered at the same time
    - For best taste, consume immediately
    - Larger volumes of prepared drink mix should be refrigerated and used within 24 hours or preparation
  • Precaution:
    - Must only be consumed by individuals with proven maple syrup urine disease while under strict medical supervision
    - Not intended for children under one year of age
    - Not suitable as a sole source of nutrition
    - Not for parenteral use
  • Storage:
    - Store unopened can at room temperature. Do not store at extreme temperatures
    - Once opened, reseal can and store in a cool, dry place (not in refrigerator) and use within one month

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