Neocate Advance Upgrade 2

Neocate Advance has been upgraded!

Nutricia are proud to announce that Neocate® Advance Unflavoured has been upgraded in terms of its formulation and has undergone a brand name change.  The new and improved Neocate® Junior Unflavoured will replace Neocate® Advance Unflavoured starting from the 1st May 2018 in New Zealand and from the 1st July 2018 in Australia.  The new Neocate® Junior range is PBS listed (Australia) & PHARMAC funded (New Zealand).

At Nutricia, we work hard to ensure that you receive the best possible nutritional support.  We periodically improve our products based on the latest medical and scientific knowledge.  The new and improved Neocate® Junior is now upgraded to better meet nutritional needs of children and teens.

New Neocate® Junior Unflavoured:

  • Has a great taste by way of innovative food technology and therefore minimising the characteristic bitter taste of amino acids
  • Allows for a flexible concentration to meet the needs of our customers at various life stages. Neocate® Junior can be prepared at standard concentration but can also be prepared differently to meet specific needs.  Your healthcare professional will be able to assist you with this.
  • Is well toleratedand has excellent compliance due to its flexible transition
  • Is suitable as a supplement to the diet or as a sole source of nutrition, and can be taken orally or via a feeding tube

Although Neocate® Junior Unflavoured is new, it still has the key features that you have always relied on.

  • Neocate® Junior is a hypoallergenic, amino acid based formula, specifically designed for children over one year of age with cows’ milk allergy, multiple food protein allergy, Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE), Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS), malabsorption and other medical conditions requiring an elemental diet.
  • Neocate® Junior does not contain any food protein, thereby eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction in allergic children. It is manufactured in a dedicated cows’ milk protein free environment and packaged in a protective atmosphere to ensure a high quality, hypoallergenic product.
  • Neocate® Junior can be used to fully meet children’s nutritional requirements, or to provide additional nutrients to support a restricted diet e.g. allergen elimination diet.

To learn more about Neocate® Junior, click here

 

You might be wondering …

+ What is Neocate® Junior Unflavoured?

Neocate® Junior is a great tasting+ hypoallergenic, amino acid based formula, specifically designed for children over one year of age with cows’ milk allergy, multiple food protein allergy and food-allergy-associated conditions: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE), short bowel syndrome (SBS), malabsorption and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Neocate® Junior does not contain any food protein, so eliminates the possibility of a reaction in children with allergies. It is manufactured in an allergen-free environment and packaged in a protective atmosphere to provide a high quality, hypoallergenic product.

Neocate® Junior can be used to fully meet your child’s nutritional requirements or to provide additional nutrients to support a restricted diet.

To learn more about Neocate® Junior, click here

 

+ What is improving?

Neocate® Junior has been formulated to meet the changing dietary needs of children over the age of 1 year and therefore contains more energy, protein and calcium.  As children get older their energy, protein, vitamin and mineral requirements change. It is important to ensure that their formula is adapted so that it continues to provide sufficient energy, protein, vitamins and minerals to support normal growth and development*.  Neocate® Junior has also been formulated to have a great taste and a flexible concentration which helps with compliance and tolerance.

 

+ How does Neocate® Junior Unflavoured compare to Neocate® Advance Unflavoured?

At Nutricia, we work hard to ensure that your child receives the best possible nutritional support.  We periodically improve our products based on the latest medical and scientific knowledge.  The new and improved Neocate® Junior is now upgraded to better meet nutritional needs of children and teens.

Improvements:

  • Great taste
  • Flexible concentration
  • Flexible transition from infant amino acid-based formula
  • Excellent compliance and well tolerated

 

+ What is unique about Neocate® Junior Unflavoured?

Neocate® Junior has been formulated with kids in mind and now better meets specific needs of children and teens.  New Neocate® Junior has a:

  • Great taste
  • Flexible concentration
  • Flexible transition from infant amino acid-based formula
  • Excellent compliance and is well tolerated

 

+ Who is Neocate® Junior Unflavoured indicated for?

Neocate® Junior is specifically designed for children over one year of age with cows’ milk allergy, multiple food protein allergy and food-allergy-associated conditions: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE), short bowel syndrome (SBS), malabsorption and other GI disorders.

To learn more about Neocate® Junior, click here

 

+ Will the mixing instructions for Neocate® Junior Unflavoured change?

Yes, to mix the standard concentration of 1kcal/ml, add 4 scoops (32g) of Neocate® Junior Unflavoured to 130ml to warm or cool water to yield a final volume of 150ml.  The new Neocate® Junior Unflavoured formulation allows for a flexible concentration and this can be discussed with your healthcare professional.

 

+ How do I transition my child to the upgraded Neocate® Junior Unflavoured?

For most children, moving from one formula to an improved version will be simple and may not require a “transition period.” However, we understand the sensitivity of children who rely on our products. We have worked with a Feeding Specialist to develop tips on how to transition and developed a transition guide.  You can get this guide here

 

+ What do I need to do if I use Neocate® Advance?

If you are using Neocate® Advance, it is recommended that you contact your healthcare professional who will assist you with a new prescription as well as provide you with a parent guide to help you transition from Neocate® Advance to Neocate® Junior.  If your healthcare professional does not have any parent guides click here.

 

+ Will my prescription for Neocate® Advance be affected by this change?

If you are in New Zealand:

Your current prescription will allow you to get Neocate® Junior without requiring any changes from your healthcare professional.  At your next review with your doctor you should get a new script for Neocate® Junior.

Please Note:  You will not be able to get Neocate® Advance after the 1st May 2018 in New Zealand.

 

If you are in Australia:

Your current prescription for Neocate® Advance will no longer be valid and it will be required that you get a new prescription from your doctor.  It is recommended that you contact your healthcare professional as soon as possible to ensure you have continuous supply of Neocate®.

Please Note:  You will not be able to get Neocate® Advance after the 1st July 2018 in Australia.

 

+Will Nutricia keep the old Neocate® Advance Unflavoured?

The upgraded Neocate® Junior Unflavoured is replacing the old formulation.  Neocate® Advance Unflavoured will no longer be available in New Zealand after the 30th April 2018 and in Australia Neocate® Advance Unflavoured will be unavailable after the 30th June 2018.

 

+When will Neocate® Junior Unflavoured be available?

If you are in New Zealand, Neocate® Junior Unflavoured is already available for prescription.

If you are in Australia, Neocate Junior Unflavoured is already available for prescription.

 

+ Will Neocate® Junior Unflavoured cost me more?

Like other Neocate® products, Neocate® Junior is PBS & PHARMAC listed and therefore fully funded.

For New Zealand prescriptions: No fee is applicable for prescriptions for children under 6 years old.  Should your child be over this age, please consult your pharmacist.

For Australian prescriptions:  There is a mandatory dispensing fee that is to be paid to the pharmacist when any prescribed product is dispensed each month.  This fee is mandatory across all PBS listed products and should you have any questions regarding this, please consult your healthcare professional or your pharmacist.

 

+ Are there any changes to Neocate® Advance Vanilla?

Yes, Neocate Advance Vanilla will undergo a name change to Neocate Junior Vanilla from the 1st June 2018.  The product formulation of Neocate Advance Vanilla will not be changing until early 2019.  The expected change in formulation will be based on improving the taste of the vanilla flavour similar to the unflavoured variety.  To find out more click here

 

+ Are there any changes to Neocate® Gold and Neocate® LCP?

There will be no changes to the infant range of Neocate®, which includes Neocate® Gold and Neocate® LCP.

 

+ What do I do if I have more questions?

If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us: http://neocatevillage.com.au/contact-us/ or call our Clinical Care Line 1800 060 051 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm AEST, excluding public holidays)

Neocate Junior is also available in vanilla flavour.

 

References:

* EFSA NDA Panel (EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies), 2013. Scientific Opinion on nutrient requirements and dietary intakes of infants and young children in the European Union. EFSA Journal 2013;11(10):3408, 103 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3408

Data on file, May 2016 & January 2017. Clinical data on file, May 2016