Safety Considerations

Important Safety Information

Sucraid® is contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to yeast, yeast products, glycerin (glycerol), or papain. Care should be taken to administer initial doses of Sucraid® near (within a few minutes travel) a facility where acute hypersensitivity reactions can be adequately treated. Alternatively, patients can be tested for hypersensitivity to Sucraid® through skin abrasion testing. Should symptoms of hypersensitivity appear, discontinue medication and initiate symptomatic and supportive therapy.

As with all prescribed therapies, patients should review proper use, potential contraindications, and read the patient package insert completely.

Sucraid® may cause a serious allergic reaction. If you notice any swelling or have difficulty breathing, get emergency help right away. Before taking your first and second doses, be sure that there are health professionals nearby (within a few minutes travel) just in case there is an allergic reaction.

Sucraid® does not break down some sugars resulting from the digestion of starch. Therefore, you may need to restrict the amount of starch in your diet. Your doctor will tell you if you should restrict the amount of starch in your diet.

Discuss the following important information with your doctor before you begin to take Sucraid®:

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to, have ever had a reaction to, or have ever had difficulty taking yeast, yeast products, papain, or glycerin (glycerol).
  • Tell your doctor if you have diabetes. With Sucraid®, sucrose (table sugar) can be absorbed from your diet and your blood glucose levels may change. Your doctor will tell you if your diet or diabetes medicines need to be changed.

Side effects to watch for:

Some patients may have worse abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea. Constipation, difficulty sleeping, headache, nervousness, and dehydration have also occurred. Other side effects may also occur. If you notice these or any other side effects during treatment with Sucraid®, check with your doctor.

Stop taking Sucraid® and get emergency help immediately if any of the following side effects occur: difficulty breathing, wheezing, or swelling of the face.

Patient Testimonials*

“Sucraid® saved my daughter’s life and gives us a quality of life for her that we would have never had without it. Sucraid® means everything to us.” -Sara, Florida

Csid male teen patient dosing sucraid“I was diagnosed at 17 years old, and before that I had no quality of life and whatever I ate made me sick. When I got Sucraid® and ate the foods I wanted to, I had almost no symptoms and felt normal. Before diagnosis, I would miss so much school from all the symptoms, and Sucraid® has been so beneficial in my diet and eating the foods I want and being able to get back to school.” -Cole, Washington

* Actual, unscripted, patient testimonials. Results and side effects may vary by individual.
Please see full prescribing information including warnings and side effects.

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