sacrosidase (generic name)

It is used to treat sucrase deficiency
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What is this medicine?

SACROSIDASE is used to treat sucrase deficiency. This is part of a genetic condition known as congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID).

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to sacrosidase, yeast, glycerin, papain, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Each dose must be diluted with 2 to 4 ounces of water, milk, or infant formula. Use the specially marked measuring scoop that is provided with your medicine. The beverage or infant formula should be served cold or at room temperature. Do not heat the solution, mix it with hot liquids, or mix or consume with acidic beverages such as fruit juice. This can cause your medicine to not work properly. Take this medicine with food. Take half of each dose at the start of the meal or snack and take the other half during the meal or snack. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose before a meal, take it as soon as you finish your meal. If it is almost time for your next meal, take only one dose with that meal. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • acarbose
  • miglitol

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your doctor or health care professional will check to make sure the medicine is working properly for you.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • severe diarrhea
  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • stomach discomfort
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Discard 4 weeks after opening due to the potential for bacterial growth. Protect from heat and light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: February 02, 2009
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