Duocal (Herbs/Suppl)

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Suggested Dosing

AdultPediatric

Oral

Tablets/Capsules: 1-2 g PO BID

Tincture: 4:1 in a dose of 1-3 mL PO BID

Dependent upon age, body weight, and medical condition

Dependent upon age, body weight, and medical condition

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Suggested Uses

High energy, low electrolyte supplement for use in a variety of conditions where extra calories are required (renal disease, liver disease, and some metabolic states).

Efficacy

Possibly ineffective in Hepatitis B

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Adverse Effects

Studies not conducted

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Warnings

Contraindications

None

Cautions

Not intended as a sole source of nutrition

Not for parenteral use

Not suitable for children under one year of age

Must be used under strict medical supervision

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A, for pediatric use only

Lactation: N/A, for pediatric use only

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Kinetic info: studies not conducted

Osmolality: 310 mOsm/kg (1:3 dilution)

Mechanism of Action

N/A

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