Once opened, SolCarb can be kept up to 1 year. An opened can of SolCarb must be kept properly sealed (when not in use) and stored in a cool, dry place (not in the refrigerator). When stored in less than ideal conditions, SolCarb powder will pick up moisture making the powder clumpy and hard.
Yes. Using a household measure or a gram scale, measure the required amount of SolCarb powder. Add the powder to the tube feeding formula. Stir or shake until the powder has dissolved. The powder must be fully dissolved or tube blockage may occur. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for no longer that 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving.
Yes. Using a household measure or a gram scale, measure the required amount of SolCarb powder. Add the powder to any liquid or moist food. Stir or shake until the powder has dissolved. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for no longer that 24 hours. Shake or stir before serving.
Yes, SolCarb is used the same way you used Polycose in the past. The products are considered therapeutic equivalents.
The powder displacement is 0.84 mL/g, which means that the free water is 840 mL per liter.
SolCarb is Kosher parve D
37 complete tablespoons.
No. SolCarb contains carbohydrate only. It is not a source of vitamins and minerals. SolCarb should not be used as a sole source of nutrition.
Yes. Do not give SolCarb to premature infants or to individuals who might have immune system problems, unless directed by a doctor.
The CDC has issued guidelines to help decrease the risk of infection in vulnerable populations from powdered formulas.
SolCarb is a powder and is therefore similar to powdered infant formulas in that neither are sterile, so the precautions are the same for both.
SolCarb is manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practices, but because it is a powder, it cannot be made sterile. Based on CDC guidelines, it is suggested that SolCarb not be given to premature infants or immunocompromised individuals unless no alternative is available or unless directed and supervised by a physician.
The following references provide information from the CDC.