Other conditions

Nutritionally complete, amino acid-based EleCare and EleCare Jr are helpful in the dietary management of the following conditions:


Malabsorption occurs when the small intestine cannot absorb enough protein, fat, carbohydrate, or other nutrients from a normal formula or diet to meet the body's needs. This can be due to an allergy to cow's milk or soy, or to other causes. Symptoms can include diarrhea and weight loss. EleCare and EleCare Jr can help with the dietary management of malabsorption because the protein source is 100% free amino acids, and 33% of the fat blend is medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), an easily digested and well-absorbed fat source.

Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea can be due to intolerance to milk- or soy-based formula. It can also be a symptom of enterocolitis (inflammation of the colon and small intestine). For some children, a doctor might recommend replacing milk or soy protein with an amino acid-based formula. Studies have shown amino acid-based EleCare and EleCare Jr can help with the dietary management of chronic diarrhea.1

Dietary Protein Enterocolitis

Dietary protein enterocolitis can result when an infant or child experiences an immune response to protein. Symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the stool, and lack of weight gain. For some infants or children, the dietary management of these symptoms may include an amino acid-based formula such as EleCare or EleCare Jr. In a clinical study, infants fed EleCare for 42 days showed decreased symptoms associated with protein sensitive colitis.4


Did You Know?

EleCare and EleCare Jr are designed to support growth when used as the primary source of nutrition.2,3


How EleCare and EleCare Jr can help

EleCare and EleCare Jr are specifically formulated to support growth and development. They are hypoallergenic, feature 100% free amino acids as the protein source and are clinically shown to be well tolerated in infants and children.2,3


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Food Allergies

Your child is not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that 4 out of every 100 children in the US have food allergies.

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Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs)

(EGIDs) are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections) in different areas of the digestive tract.

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Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Short bowel syndrome describes a group of problems affecting individuals who have lost the use of a major part of their small intestine.

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Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

FPIES is an immune reaction in the gastrointestinal system to one or more specific foods. It’s commonly characterized by profuse vomiting and diarrhea.

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Malabsorption and Other Conditions

Nutritionally complete, amino acid-based EleCare and EleCare Jr are helpful in the dietary management of a number of GI conditions that cause malabsorption issues.

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  1. Borschel MW, Antonson DL, Murray NC, et al. Two single group, prospective, baseline-controlled feeding studies in infants and children with chronic diarrhea fed a hypoallergenic free amino acid-based formula. BMC Pediatrics. 2014;14:136.
  2. Borschel MW, Ziegler EE, Wedig RT, Oliver JS. Growth of healthy term infants fed an extensively hydrolyzed casein-based or free amino acid-based infant formula: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. Clin Pediatr. 2013;52(10):910-917.
  3. Sicherer SH, Noone SA, Koerner CB, et al. Hypoallergenicity and efficacy of an amino acid-based formula in children with cow’s milk and multiple food hypersensitivities. J Pediatr. 2001;138:688-693.
  4. Borschel MW, Antonson DL, Murray ND, et al. Evaluation of a free amino acid-based formula in infants with presumptive food protein-induced proctocolitis. Open Medicine. 2014. doi: 10.1177/2050312114551857

A Path to Exploring Insurance Coverage Options

EleCare may be eligible for insurance coverage. Our Pathway Plus specialists can help you navigate this process to determine if you have coverage and help connect you to a supplier for product delivery.

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Each health care provider is ultimately responsible for verifying codes, coverage, and payment policies used to ensure that they are accurate for the services and items provided. Providers should consult with the insurance plan for complete and accurate details concerning documentation for claims. Abbott does not guarantee reimbursement by any third-party insurance plan and will not reimburse physicians or providers for claims denied by third-party insurance plans.

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