What is Sucraid®?
Sucraid® (sacrosidase) Oral Solution is an enzyme replacement that facilitates breakdown of sucrose (sugar) into simpler forms for absorption from the intestine into the blood. It can help relieve the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency/Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency and allow patients to maintain a more normal diet.
|Sucraid® is available in 118 mL translucent plastic bottles, packaged two bottles per box.
Each mL of solution contains 8,500 International Units (I.U.) of sacrosidase.
A 1 mL measuring scoop is provided with each bottle.
Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency/Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency is an autosomal recessive disease of the small intestine first discovered in 1960 by Weijers and colleagues. The disease was originally characterized by undetectable sucrase activity, a decrease of maltase activity to nearly one third of the normal level, and a varying degree of isomaltase activity.
Your doctor has prescribed Sucraid® either because you have been diagnosed with a deficiency of sucrase-isomaltase enzyme or because the doctor suspects you may have some deficiency of the enzyme and wishes to determine if Sucraid® is of benefit.
Sucraid® does not break down starch (i.e., potato, bread, pasta) and some Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency patients also have an inability to absorb starch from their diet. Therefore, your doctor may recommend you restrict the amount of starch for two weeks after you first start Sucraid®, and gradually reintroduce starch to your diet. If symptoms return, you should consult your doctor. Keeping a dietary diary for the first few weeks of therapy is recommended.
“Sucraid® means a lot to our family because Ashtyn is able to eat more foods with Sucraid®.” –Kelli, Texas
“At first my daughter was vomiting a couple times per week, then it got progressively worse over the next nine months to the point of her vomiting 5-10 times per day, 10-15 bowel movements (ranging from clay-like, fatty, or liquid diarrhea) per day, severe abdominal distention, pain to the point of her being unable to sleep for periods longer than 30 minutes at a time without waking up screaming and clutching her stomach…and an extremely decreased appetite (not eating for 2-3 days at a time) with gastroparesis. She was emaciated (her weight was down to 16lbs. at 2 years of age) with noted muscle wasting, and she was scheduled for a PEG tube insertion until we found out about Sucraid®. Within 3 days of using Sucraid®, we had a ‘normal’ little girl! She is now up to 22lbs. and is happy and healthy! She no longer has any of her previous symptoms!” –Sara, Florida
“When taking Sucraid®, I experience no problems and symptoms at all from any food I eat.” –Cole, Oregon
* Actual, unscripted, patient testimonials. Results and side effects may vary by individual.
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