FDgard is becoming the PreMeal Companion.®§
FDgard® can be taken with or without food.
FDgard® can be taken with PPI’s.
FDgard Dosage Instructions
FDgard should be taken as directed by the physician. (Usual adult dosage: two capsules, two times a day. Take 30-60 minutes before meal(s) with water. Do not exceed six capsules per day. Swallow capsules whole or mix contents with applesauce. Do not chew). FDgard sachets (institutional packs) should be administered by a healthcare provider through a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube.
FDgard has been formulated to be taken 30-60 minutes before a meal. If this pre-meal dosage is missed, the patients have dosing flexibility to take FDgard during or after a meal.
In very rare cases, allergic reactions to caraway oil and l-Menthol can occur. Use with caution in patients who have a history of gallstones. Like many other food extracts, there is no chronic use dosing data available on caraway oil and l-Menthol.
Although the SST® technology is designed to eliminate the heartburn and anal burning side effects seen in older delivery technologies,* it would still be advisable to counsel patients to avoid simultaneous intake of acid reducers such as antacids. Note: FDgard may interact with certain medications (eg cyclosporine), affecting how the body can break them down.