Geisinger Clinic – Cholestasis

Access Program Information

This expanded access protocol is for children that cannot get enough nutrients from food and
must receive nutrition through a vein. The standard nutrition given through a vein is blend
that has soybean fat. If this is given over a long period of time, it can cause problems. It
can lead to severe and/or permanent injury to the liver.

It is believed that a type of fish oil blend, called Omegaven®, may be used in place of the
soybean fat blend. The Omegaven® fish oil blend may greatly reduce the risk of liver injury.

Omegaven® is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is only offered
under an “expanded access” protocol as an alternative to the soybean fat blend.

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