May 23, 2011

FDA Warning on SimplyThick

FDA is warning parents, caregivers and health care providers not to feed SimplyThick, a thickening agent for management of swallowing disorders, to infants born before 37 weeks.

The product may cause necrotizing enterocolitis, a life-threatening condition characterized by inflammation and death of intestinal tissue.

Health care providers should stop administering the product to premature infants.

Parents and caregivers who have questions or concerns related to the use of the product and/or who have medical concerns should contact their health care provider.


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