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PKU EASY Microtabs Plus

A Food for Special Medical Purposes

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Use under medical supervision.

PKU EASY Microtabs Plus are a phenylalanine free protein substitute containing vitamins, minerals and essential and non essential amino acids, to be used in the dietary management of Phenylketonuria (PKU) for ages 3 years and above.1

PKU Easy Microtabs Plus are small, coated, slow-release tablets which are to be swallowed whole with liquid. The inner matrix of the tablets includes ethylcellulose in a specific composition which results in the slow release of the amino acids through the gastrointestinal tract.

DOSAGE:1

Dosage to be determined by the clinician or dietitian and is dependent on the age, body weight and medical condition of the patient.

ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES:

  • The measuring cup included inside the box should be used to measure the dosage of microtabs.
  • Please fill the cup with microtabs up to the 25 ml mark. This will equate to 20 g of microtabs. 20 grams of microtabs = 10 grams of protein equivalent.
  • PKU Easy Microtabs Plus are small yellow coated tablets which are to be swallowed whole with liquid or eaten with cold foods such as custard, jam or fruit puree.
  • Due to the coating, which is used to improve the palatability of the product, PKU Easy Microtabs Plus should not be chewed or crushed, and have minimal smell and taste.

STORAGE:

Store in a cool, dry place below 25°C

SHELF LIFE:1

Shelf life is 18 months. Once opened, the product should be consumed within one month.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:1

Must only be given to patients with proven PKU under strict medical supervision. Suitable from 3 years of age. Not for use as a sole source of nutrition. Diet must be supplemented with natural protein, water and other nutrients in prescribed quantities to supply phenylalanine, fluid and general nutritional requirements. For enteral use only. Not for parenteral use. Use in pregnancy only after consultation with your physician or dietician.

PKU EASY MICROTABS PLUS NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:1

Nutritional information: For 100 g
Energetic Value 1428 kJ
339 kcal
Fat 1.85 g
of which saturated fat 1.55 g
Carbohydrates 18 g
of which sugars 0.57 g
Fibre 17.1 g
Protein  54 g
Protein equivalent 50 g
Salt 1.32 g

 

Amino Acids: For 100 g
L-Alanine 2.17 g
L-Arginine 3.46 g
L-Aspartate 5.49 g
L-Cystine 1.42 g
Glycine 5.43 g
L-Glutamine 4.26 g
L-Histidine 2.17 g
L-Isoleucine 3.75 g
L-Leucine 5.85 g
L-Lysine 3.89 g
L-Methionine 1.0 g
L-Proline 3.92 g
L-Serine 2.42 g
L-Threonine 3.75 g
L-Tryptophan 1.17 g
L-Tyrosine 5.50 g
L-Valine 4.34 g
Taurine 0.085 g
L-Carnitine 0.057 g
Phenylalanine Absent

 

Vitamins: For 100 g
Vitamin A 667 μg
Vitamin D 8.4 μg
Vitamin E 7.5 mg
Vitamin K* 58.3 μg
Vitamin C 41.7 mg
Thiamin 1.0 mg
Riboflavin 1.2 mg
Niacin 16.7 mg
Vitamin B6 1.3 mg
Folic Acid 585 μg
Vitamin B12 4.2 μg
Biotin 20.8 μg
Pantothenic acid 4.2 mg

*Vitamin K as K2

Minerals: For 100 g
Potassium 161 mg
Calcium 667 mg
Phosphorus 643 mg
Magnesium 250 mg
Iron 12.5 mg
Zinc 9.2 mg
Copper 1.25 mg
Manganese 1.25 mg
Selenium 63 μg
Chromium 25.3 μg
Molybdenum 58.3 μg
Iodine 126 μg

 

References
1. PKU EASY Microtabs Plus Data Sheet.

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