Side Effects

Information and Safety Considerations

Sucraid® (sacrosidase) Oral Solution 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.

Full Prescribing Information

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.

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