SMA Althéra® and SMA Alfamino® update

An upgraded tin for SMA Althéra® and SMA Alfamino® will be available in your local pharmacy via prescription from October 2018.


We are pleased to introduce the new and upgraded EASY TO STORE SCOOP on Althéra® and Alfamino®. This new tin design will now include a separate storage compartment for the scoop – bringing added safety, hygiene and convenience to caregivers and parents.


We have updated the preparation instructions on Althéra® to make them clearer to parents and caregivers. Both Althéra® and Alfamino® now have the same preparation instructions:


Why may Althéra® and Alfamino® now look different?

Althéra® & Alfamino® are now produced on upgraded production lines in a new state of the art facility. This change has resulted in both appearing slightly more yellow in colour and on Alfamino® the powder structure may also look a little different. These changes do not affect the latest preparation instructions which can be found above.

Our key priority is always to provide hypoallergenic products of the utmost quality and safety. The new state-of-the art factory is fully dedicated to the production of extensively hydrolysed and amino-acid based formulas, intended for infants and young children with cows’ milk protein and/or multiple food allergies.

Have the recipes for Althéra® or Alfamino® changed?

The recipes have not changed.

Where can I find more information about Althéra® or Alfamino®?

For more information about SMA Althéra® please visit here.
For more information about SMA Alfamino® please visit here.
Alternatively, you can call the SMA careline on 0800 0 81 81 80.

Important Notice:

Breastfeeding is best for babies. Alfamino® and Althéra® must only be used under strict medical supervision and after full consideration of the feeding options available, including breastfeeding. The advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian or pharmacist on the need for and proper method of use of infant milks and on all matters of infant feeding should be sought. Good maternal nutrition is important for the preparation and maintenance of breastfeeding. Introducing partial bottle-feeding may have a negative effect on breastfeeding and reversing a decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Social and financial implications should be considered when selecting a method of infant feeding. Infant milk should always be prepared and used as directed. Inappropriate foods or feeding methods, or improper use of infant formula, may present a health hazard.