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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking sacrosidase (Sucraid)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to yeast, yeast products, glycerin (glycerol), or papain (Accuzyme, Ethezyme, Gladase, Kovia, and others).
Before using sacrosidase, tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Sacrosidase changes the way your body absorbs sugar and your glucose levels may change. Your doctor will tell you if any of your medication doses need to be changed.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby while taking sacrosidase.
How should I take sacrosidase (Sucraid)?
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Sacrosidase is usually taken with each meal or snack. It is best to take one half of the dose when you start eating and take the other half during your meal or snack.
Measure your dose using the scoop provided with sacrosidase. Rinse the scoop after each use and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Sacrosidase liquid should be mixed with 2 to 4 ounces of water, milk, or baby formula that is no hotter than room temperature. Do not mix with warm or hot liquids or the medication will not be as effective.
Do not mix sacrosidase with fruit juice or drink fruit juice when taking the medication.
This medication sometimes causes an allergic reaction. Before you start the medication, your doctor may recommend a sacrosidase skin test to make sure you are not allergic to the medication.
Your doctor may instruct you to take your first dose of sacrosidase in a place where you have access to emergency medical care. A severe allergic reaction could occur that may require immediate care.
Store this medication in the refrigerator, protected from light. Do not freeze. Recap the bottle after each use.
When you first open a bottle of sacrosidase, write the date on the label. Throw away any unused sacrosidase 4 weeks after first opening the bottle.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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