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New Dosage Recommendations for Patients with Down Syndrome

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)/Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

Directions for Use

The Trisomy 21 Research Foundation recommends that infants, children, and adults with Down syndrome consume essential fatty acids.  However, if the individual consumes fish or eggs fortified with DHA in significant amounts in his or her diet, you may wish to reduce the dosage of DHA.  If an infant is being breastfed, the mother may choose to consume DHA herself rather than provide it to the baby.  If the infant is taking infant formulas with essential fatty acids (lipils), it may not be necessary to provide additional DHA in the diet.

Essential fatty acid products may be mixed with NuTriVene-D products.  For infants, children, or adults who are not able to swallow capsules, you may pierce the gelcaps with a pin or needle or cut off the top of the gelcap and put in infant formula, drinks, foods, etc.

Should your child experience diarrhea while on DHA/EPA products, reduce the dosage you are providing by one-half.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding these products, please contact us at 1-800-899-3413 or (410) 335-2802.

WARNINGS: Omega-3 fatty acids may increase the blood-thinning effects of aspirin or warfarin. While the combination of aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids may actually be helpful under certain circumstances (such as heart disease), they should only be taken together under the guidance and supervision of your healthcare provider.

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