PurAmino™ Jr

Hypoallergenic amino acid-based Medical Food.

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 16:30

Description/Indication

PurAmino Jr is a 30 Cal/fl oz, iron-fortified, hypoallergenic, amino acid-based medical food for the dietary management of children with severe cow’s milk protein allergy, not effectively managed by an extensively hydrolyzed formula. PurAmino Jr is also indicated for the dietary management of children with multiple food protein allergies. It may also be suitable for conditions requiring an elemental diet such as protein maldigestion, malabsorption, short bowel syndrome and eosinophilic esophagitis.

Long-Term Usage: PurAmino Jr is designed to provide a major source of nutrition for children age 1 year and up. In cases of severe and multiple food allergies or intolerances, PurAmino Jr is sometimes continued as a milk substitute in the diet of children. This and similar supplemental use of PurAmino Jr in the diet may make a significant contribution to maintenance of good nutrition in such patients.

When PurAmino Jr is used as a milk substitute, the total calcium content of the diet should be assessed.

Extended use of PurAmino Jr (or other medical foods for children) is most appropriately monitored by physicians and nutritionists on a case-by-case basis.

Product Features:

  • Hypoallergenic, 100% free amino acids as nitrogen source
  • The only amino acid product for one year and up that has DHA, an important nutrient that helps promote brain and eye development
  • Formulated with 33% medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil to help facilitate fat absorption
  • Has calcium and protein for growing children
  • Nutritionally complete*
  • Lactose-free
  • Kosher, Halal

* Dietary reference intakes include a recommendation for fiber for >12 months of age.

  • Nutrients
    • (Normal Dilution)

      Per 100 Calories (3.3 fl oz)

      Per 100 mL

      Per 100 grams Powder (500 Cal)

      Protein equivalent, g

      2.8

      2.8

      13.7

      Fat, g

      4.5

      4.5

      22

      Linoleic acid, mg

      490

      490

      2400

      Carbohydrate, g

      12.1

      12.1

      59

      Water, g

      84

      85

      2

      Vitamins/Other Nutrients

      Vitamin A, IU

      200

      200

      990

      Vitamin D, IU

      50

      50

      250

      Vitamin E, IU

      1.62

      1.62

      7.9

      Vitamin K, mcg

      3.5

      3.5

      17.2

      Thiamin (Vitamin B1), mcg

      68

      68

      420

      Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), mcg

      90

      90

      440

      Vitamin B6, mcg

      90

      90

      440

      Vitamin B12, mcg

      0.22

      0.22

      1.08

      Niacin, mcg

      900

      900

      4400

      Folic acid (Folacin), mcg

      13.7

      13.7

      67

      Pantothenic acid, mcg

      380

      380

      1860

      Biotin, mcg

      1.98

      2

      9.7

      Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), mg

      9

      9

      44

      Choline, mg

      20

      20

      98

      Inositol, mg

      15.3

      15.3

      75

      Minerals

      Calcium, mg

      100

      100

      490

      Phosphorus, mg

      60

      60

      290

      Magnesium, mg

      15

      15

      74

      Iron, mg

      0.9

      0.9

      4.4

      Zinc, mg

      0.8

      0.8

      3.9

      Manganese, mcg

      50

      50

      250

      Copper, mcg

      100

      100

      490

      Iodine, mcg

      13.7

      13.7

      67

      Selenium, mcg

      2.9

      2.9

      14.2

      Chromium, mcg

      2.7

      2.7

      13.2

      Molybdenum, mcg

      4

      4

      20

      Sodium, mg

      40

      40

      200

      Potassium, mg

      90

      90

      440

      Chloride, mg

      55

      55

      270

      Product nutrient values and ingredients are subject to change. Please see product label for current information.

  • Nutrient Facts
    • Nutrient Density

      30 Calories/fl oz

      Protein (% Calories)

      11

      Fat (% Calories)

      40

      Carbohydrate (% Calories)

      49

      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 Calories)1

      24

      Potential Renal Solute Load (mOsm/100 mL)1

      24

      Osmolality (mOsm/kg water)

      570

      Osmolarity (mOsm/L)

      480

      Lactose-free

      Yes

  • Product Forms

      PurAmino™ Jr is available in powder.

      When using this information, please note the following: Coding systems and reimbursement allowable rates vary by payer:

      • Medicare Part B uses HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) to group products
      • Medicaid systems vary by state; some use HCPCS while others use NDC format code or systems of their own—contact your state provider for more information
      • Private health insurance and managed care companies may use HCPCS, NDC format code or their own system—contact your provider for more information


    • Product: PurAmino™ Jr
      Item #: 896202
      Description: Powder
      Unit Size: 14.1 oz can
      Calories/Unit: 1980
      Product Yield/Unit (fl oz): 66
      Case: 4 cans per case
      HCPCS Code: B4161
      NDC Format Code: 00087-5122-47
  • Composition
    • Ingredients: Corn syrup solids (55%), amino acids (potassium aspartate, L-leucine, L-lysine hydrochloride, L-proline, L-alanine, L-valine, L-isoleucine, monosodium glutamate, L-threonine, L-serine, L-tyrosine, L-aspartic acid, L-arginine, L-phenylalanine, L-histidine, L-cystine, glycine, L-tryptophan, L-methionine) (18%), high oleic sunflower oil (10%), medium chain triglycerides (MCT oil) (7%), soy oil (4%), modified tapioca starch(3%), and less than 2%: Schizochytrium sp. oil, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, calcium citrate, sodium citrate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, cupric sulfate, manganese sulfate, sodium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenite, chromic chloride, choline chloride, inositol, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B6 hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, vitamin D3, folic acid, vitamin K1, biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin E acetate, vitamin A palmitate, taurine, L-carnitine.

      † A source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

  • Potential Allergens
    • PurAmino Jr contains soy oil. PurAmino Jr is hypoallergenic.

  • Amino Acid Composition
    • ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

      mg/100 Cal

      mg/100 g Pwd

      Histidine

      73

      360

      Isoleucine

      190

      930

      Leucine

      340

      1690

      Lysine

      220

      1100

      Methionine

      64

      320

      Cysteine

      73

      360

      Phenylalanine

      140

      690

      Tyrosine

      151

      740

      Threonine

      171

      840

      Tryptophan

      67

      330

      Valine

      210

      1040

      NONESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

      mg/100 Cal

      mg/100 g Pwd

      Arginine

      148

      730

      Alanine

      270

      1330

      Aspartic Acid

      560

      2700

      Glutamic Acid

      168

      820

      Glycine

      73

      360

      Proline

      280

      1370

      Serine

      171

      840

  • Preparation of Feedings
    • Powder

      The baby’s health depends on carefully following the instructions below. Use only as directed by a medical professional. Proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use and storage are important when preparing infant formula. Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should NOT be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by a doctor. Discuss with parents which formula is
      appropriate for the baby.

      Discuss with parents whether they need to use cooled, boiled water for mixing and whether they need to boil clean utensils, bottles and nipples in water before use.

      WARNING: Do not use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns may result.

      Refer to the product label for the most accurate information.

      The medical professional will provide the correct amount of powder to mix with water for consumption. It is important to follow the directions below.

      Measure the correct amount of water into a suitable container for mixing. Then add the required amount of PurAmino Jr powder. Mix well until blended.

      Consume the prepared beverage immediately or cover and refrigerate. Use within 48 hours of preparation. Mix before drinking.

      ‡ If instructed to use the scoop in the can to make 30 Cal/fl oz feedings: For every 1 fl oz of water, 1 unpacked level scoop of powder (6.8 g) will make approximately 1.2 fl oz of prepared formula. Add 5 unpacked level scoops (34 g) of powder to 5 fl oz of water to make approximately 6 fl oz of prepared product. Add 7 unpacked level scoops (48 g) to 7 fl oz of water to make approximately 8 fl oz of prepared product. Store DRY scoop in can.

      Per 1 Scoop

      Calories Desired

      Add 1 scoop powder to water

      Formula Yield

      per fl oz§

      per mL

      (fl oz)

      Formula Yield

      24

      0.81

      1.2

      1.4

      26

      0.88

      1.1

      1.3

      27

      0.91

      1.1

      1.2

      28

      0.96

      1.0

      1.2

      30

      1.01

      1.0

      1.1

      PurAmino Jr and PurAmino Jr Vanilla formula should be measured with unpacked, level scoops.

      • One scoop of powder provides 33 Calories.

      § Fluid ounce measures in the above table are rounded to the nearest 0.1 fl oz. 264

  • References
      1. Fomon SJ, Ziegler EE. Renal solute load and potential renal solute load in infancy. J Pediatr. 1999;134:11–14.
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