HCP

SMA® Althéra®

Product Description

SMA® Althéra® is designed to provide first-line formula relief from the symptoms associated with mild–moderate CMA and/or MFPA.1,2 SMA® Althéra® is whey based and nutritionally complete from birth to 6 months and for supplementary feeding up to 3 years of age to support growth and development.1,2


With its very low allergenic profile and preferred taste,5 it is designed to support increased acceptability and tolerance in the majority of infants with CMA.1–4


For more information on SMA® Althéra® or cows' milk allergy:

  • Visit our CMA information page
  • Contact your local representative
  • Contact our Careline on 0800 0 81 81 80
ingredients

Ingredients

Lactose (Milk) , Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Rapeseed, Coconut, Sunflower), Enzymatically Hydrolysed Whey Protein (Milk) , Minerals (Calcium Glycerophosphate, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Ferrous Sulphate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Sodium Chloride), Emulsifier (E472c), Vitamins (C, E, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, B2, A, B1, B6, K1, Folic Acid, D3, B12, Biotin), Crypthecodinium Cohii Oil (DHA), Mortierella Alpina Oil (ARA), Choline Bitartrate, Taurine, L-Histidine, Myo Inositol, L-Carnitine.
packaging

Presentation

450g tin (with a 4.4g scoop)

Precautions

  • Use under strict medical supervision after full considerations of all the feeding options available, including breastfeeding. For oral or enteral use only.
  • †Althéra® is not recommended where only an amino acid formula is indicated.

    • Important Notice
      A food for special medical purposes. Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their infants have cow's milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counseling to completely exclude all sources of cow's milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to give instructions on correct preparation methods, emphasising that unboiled water, unsterilised bottles or incorrect dilution can all lead to illness. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision. For healthcare professionals only.
allergies

Allergies

Contains Milk
prep1

Preparation Guideines

The standard dilution of 13.2% is made by adding 1 level scoop of Althéra® (approx 4.4g) to 30ml of water (approx 1 fluid oz). Incorrect storage, handling, preparation and feeding can eventually lead to adverse effects for the health of a baby.
  1. Wash hands well.
  2. Wash bottle, teat and cap
  3. Sterilise equipment (by boiling for 5 minutes or with a cold water sterilising solution).
  4. Boil drinking (tap) water. Allow to cool for no more than 30 minutes.
  5. Pour exact amount of water (see feeding table), into the sterilised bottle, carefully to avoid scalds, the water is hot.
  6. Add exact number of level scoops for age of baby
  7. Place the sterilised teat and cap on the bottle and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Cool bottle under cold running water until lukewarm. Test the temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist
  8. Close tin tightly after each use and store in a cool dry place.
children

Administration and Dosage

Feeding Table Quantity per meal    
Age of Infant Water (ml) No. of scoops* Meals Per Day
1-2 weeks 90 3 6
3-4 weeks 120 4 5
2nd month 150 5 5
3-4 months 180 6 5
5-6 months 210 7 5
From 5th (7th) month** 210 7 3-4


* Note: Use only the enclosed scoop.

** A healthcare professional should be consulted before introducing other food to a baby’s diet.

Product Storage and Shelf Life

Store in a cool dry place.
Shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture.
Use within 3 weeks of opening.

KEY FACTS ABOUT SMA® ALTHÉRA®: THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAIL
EFFICACY
VERY LOW ALLERGENIC POTENTIAL
POSITIVE MODULATION OF THE GUT MICROBIOTA
ORDERING INFORMATION
SUPPORT TOOLS
INDICATIONS
NUTRITIONAL TABLE

Frequently asked questions

WHAT TIN SIZE IS SMA® ALTHERA® AVAILABLE IN?
DOES SMA® ALTHERA® CONTAIN SOY?
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOUR CARELINE OR A PRODUCT REPRESENTATIVE?
IS LACTOSE INTOLERANCE SIMILAR TO COWS’ MILK ALLERGY?
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT COWS’ MILK ALLERGY?

References:

  1. Niggemann B et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2008; 194(4): 348–354.
  2. Vandenplas Y et al. Acta Paediatr 2013; 102(8): 990–998.
  3. Meyer R et al. EMJ Allergy and Immunol 2017; 2(1): 46–51.
  4. Madrazo-de la Garza J et al. EMJ Allergy and Immunol. 2018; 31(1): 56–58.
  5. Data on File. Althéra® versus casein-based formulas. Independent competitive benchmarking test.
  6. Francavilla R et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2012; 23: 420–427.
  7. Rapp M et al. Poster presentation: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting (FAAM 2013) Nice, France. 7-9 February 2013.
  8. Maslin K. et al. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2018; 29(8): 857–862.

Footnotes and abbreviations:
† SMA® Althéra® is not recommended where only an amino acid formula is recommended
AAF, amino acid formula
CMA, cows’ milk allergy
eHF, extensively hydrolysed formula
FAQs, frequently asked questions
MFPA, multiple food protein allergies

Nestlé Health Science produces a range of foods for special medical purposes (FSMP) for use under medical supervision. A sample product should only be requested for a patient if deemed suitable following a professional evaluation from an appropriate healthcare professional. Althera® and Alfamino® are infant FSMPs and should only be used after the full consideration of the feeding options available, including breastfeeding.
The Nestlé Health Science Sample Service is available to healthcare professionals only, who require sample products for professional evaluation when they have no sample product or if a patient has insufficient product to cover their needs. This service is not intended as a long term solution for a patient.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Mothers should be encouraged to continue breastfeeding even when their babies have cows' milk protein allergy. This usually requires qualified dietary counselling to completely exclude all sources of cows' milk protein from the mothers’ diet. If a decision to use a special formula intended for infants is taken, it is important to follow the instructions on the label. Unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution can make babies ill. Incorrect storage, handling, preparation and feeding can eventually lead to adverse effects on the health of babies. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.