Dosage : Powder form
Contains : Milk solids, sucrose, maltodextrin, minerals, vitamins andantioxidant
Category : Enteral nutrition
Uses : Supplement or alternative to breastfeeding
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Lactodex starter powder is fortified infant milk formula for new born babies. It is prescribed for pre-term and term infants with low birth weight. Lactodex contains milk solids, sucrose, maltodextrin, minerals, vitamins and antioxidant.


These nutrients are present in optimum levels for healthy growth and normal development of infants. The formula is also used for slightly lactose intolerant babies.


Breast milk is considered as the best food for neonates as it has several nutritional and immunologic advantages. But at the same time human milk is an inadequate source of protein and minerals and calories for premature babies. Very low birth weight babies need higher calories, protein and minerals to achieve adequate catch up growth. Premature infants need fortification of human milk to achieve growth as recommended.


Lactodex is a brand of Raptakos Brett & Co. Ltd. Established in 1930, Raptakos Brett & Co. Ltd. is a global pharmaceutical manufacturing company, renowned internationally for its quality standards and efficacy of products. The company has it’s presence in more than 15 countries globally. The manufacturing facilities complies with WHO GMP Certifications along with other international standards.

The body requires many different vitamins and minerals that are crucial for both body development and preventing disease. These vitamins and minerals are often referred to as micronutrients. They aren’t produced naturally in the body, so you have to get them from your diet.


A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body doesn’t absorb or get from food the necessary amount of a nutrient. Deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems. These can include digestion problems, skin disorders, stunted or defective bone growth, and even dementia.


A lack of dietary folic acid leads to folate deficiency (FD). This can result in many health problems, most notably neural tube defects in developing embryos. Low folate can also lead to homocysteine accumulation as a result of one carbon metabolism mechanism being impaired. DNA synthesis and repair are impaired and this could lead to cancer development.


As directed by physician


As directed by physician

Adverse Reactions/ Side Effects

Gastric disturbances, hypersensitivity reactions; bronchospasm.

Warnings and Precautions

Treatment resistance may occur in patients with depressed haematopoiesis, alcoholism deficiencies of other vitamins.


Undiagnosed megaloblastic anaemia; pernicious, aplastic or normocytic anaemias.

Drug Interactions

Antiepileptics, oral contraceptives, anti- TB drugs, alcohol, aminopterin, methtrexate, pyrimethamine, trimethoprim & sulphonamides may result to decrease in serum folate contractions. Decreases serum phenytoin concentrations.



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