Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN)

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN): Modulen
Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN) is a liquid formula that will be the sole source of nutrition. It is used to induce remission and its efficacy is 60%. Because EEN may not taste pleasant, a nasogastric (NG) tube is used to deliver the formula. The treatment lasts 8-12 weeks and then food is slowly reintroduced.


  • It has no direct side effects


  • Less effective than prednisone to induce remission
  • There may be stress due to the tube placement
  • The nasogastric tube may cause a psychological impact
  • Maintenance cost


REMINDER: This information is intended to provide general information and should not be used to base a diagnosis or treatment. Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.