Nutricia are proud to announce that Neocate® Advance Vanilla has undergone a brand name change. The new and Neocate® Junior Vanilla will replace Neocate® Advance Vanilla starting from the 1st May 2018 in New Zealand and from the 1st June 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 Neocate® Junior Vanilla name change is the first step to a formulation upgrade, which has already affected Neocate® Junior Unflavoured.
Although Neocate® Junior Vanilla 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 Vanilla?
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 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 Vanilla, click here
+ What is Changing?
Neocate® Junior Vanilla will not undergo any changes to its formulation at this point and therefore the product will only have a name change. However early in 2019, Neocate Junior Vanilla will be upgraded to be similar to Neocate Junior Unflavoured and also have formulation improvements:
- Great taste†
- Flexible concentration
- Flexible transition from infant amino acid-based formula
- Excellent compliance‡ and well tolerated‡
† Data on file, May 2016 & January 2017. ‡ Clinical data on file, May 2016
+ Who is Neocate® Junior Vanilla indicated for?
Neocate® Junior Vanilla 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 Vanilla, click here
+ Will the mixing instructions for Neocate® Junior Vanilla change?
No, the mixing instructions will remain the same. The mixing instructions can be found here
+ Would I have to transition my child to Neocate® Junior Vanilla?
There will be no need to transition your child to Neocate Junior Vanilla because the formulation is exactly the same. When the formulation undergoes upgrade, notifications will be sent out and transition guides will be provided.
+ What do I need to do if I use Neocate® Advance Vanilla?
If you are using Neocate® Advance Vanilla, it is recommended that you contact your healthcare professional who will assist you with a new prescription for Neocate® Junior Vanilla.
+ Will my prescription for Neocate® Advance Vanilla 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 Vanilla 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 Vanilla after the 31st May 2018 in Australia.
+Will Nutricia keep the old Neocate® Advance Vanilla?
The upgraded Neocate® Junior Vanilla is replacing Neocate® Advance Vanilla and therefore this product will no longer be available in New Zealand after the 30th April 2018 and in Australia Neocate® Advance Vanilla will be unavailable after the 31st May 2018.
+When will Neocate® Junior be available?
If you are in New Zealand, Neocate® Junior has been available for prescription from the 1st November 2017.
If you are in Australia, Neocate Junior is available for prescription from the 1st June 2018.
+ Will Neocate® Junior 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 Unflavoured?
Yes, Neocate® Advance Unflavoured will also undergo a name change to Neocate® Junior Unflavoured and it will have an upgraded formula. This change will be in effect from the 1st July 2018. To find out more about this, 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)