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Generic name: sacrosidase [sak-ROE-si-dase]
Drug class: digestive enzymes

What is Sucraid?

Sucraid can be described as a yeast-based enzyme that replaces sucrase, an enzyme that is produced by the body. Sucrase assists the body in breaking down and processing sugars in digestion. If you are deficient in the sucrase enzyme, it is possible that sugar may be absorbed into the intestines, where it interacts with bacteria. This can lead to gas, bloating, stomach pain, and the appearance of watery vomiting.

Sucraid can be used to treat sucrase deficiency, which is common in those who suffer from congenital sucrase-isomaltase defect (CSID). CSID is an enzyme defect that is genetic, and this medication is not a cure for this condition.

Do not take Sucraid for the treatment of any issue that hasn't been examined by your physician. Sucraid should not be used to treat general indigestion or stomach issues due to other medical conditions.

Sucraid can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Sucraid

See a doctor immediately If you notice any of the following symptoms as warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face, Sucraid can cause severe adverse reactions. Contact your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Worsening stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea; or
  • Being extremely thirsty or hot, having trouble urinating, excessive sweating, or having dry and hot skin.

A few of these side effects could be signs associated with your CSID condition, but not the actual consequences of sacrosidase.

Common adverse effects of Sucraid could be:

  • Stomach pain, mild nausea;
  • Mild diarrhea and constipation;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Headache or
  • Anxious sensation.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Sucraid can trigger a severe allergic reaction. Contact a medical professional immediately in the event that you exhibit any of the following symptoms that indicate reactions to an allergen: hives; trouble breathing; or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to yeast, yeast-related products, glycerin (glycerol), or papain (Accuzyme, Ethezyme, Gladase, Kovia, and others).To be sure Sucraid is safe for you, consult your physician if you suffer from diabetes. Sucraid alters the way that your body processes sugar, so your sugar levels can fluctuate. Your doctor will advise you whether any of your medication doses should be adjusted.FDA classification for pregnancy C It's not clear whether Sucraid can affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or plan to become pregnant while taking Sucraid.Inform your doctor if you are nursing a baby during your treatment with Sucraid.

How to take Sucraid?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Do not take Sucraid in smaller or larger amounts or for longer periods than the recommended duration. Sucraid may trigger an allergic reaction. Before you begin the medicine, the doctor might suggest a skin test to be sure you're not allergic to it. The doctor may decide to administer your first dose of this medication in a clinic or hospital setting in order to manage any adverse side effects that may occur. A severe allergic reaction can be experienced, which requires immediate medical attention.

Sucraid is usually consumed at every meal or snack. It is recommended to take one-half of the dose before you begin eating, and you can take the second half at the time of the meal, snack, or during your break. The medicine comes with instructions to ensure safe and efficient use. Follow these guidelines carefully. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you have any concerns. Calculate your dose using the scoop that comes with Sucraid. Clean the scoop after every use.

Sucraid liquid must be mixed with between 2 and 4 ounces of milk, water, or formula for babies that is not more than the temperature of the room. Don't mix it with hot or warm liquids, or the medication won't be as efficient. Don't mix Sucraid and fruit juice or drink juice from fruit while taking the medication.

Sucraid is part of a full program of treatment that includes a diet plan. Follow the diet program developed by your physician or nutritionist. Be familiar with the list of food items you must avoid in order to control your health condition.

Place these medicines in your refrigerator. Avoid freezing. Be sure to protect the bottle from sunlight. Close the bottle when not using it.

The first time you open a container of sacrosidase, note that date on the label. Discard any Sucraid that is not used four weeks after taking the bottle out.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

A high dose of Sucraid will not cause any symptoms.

What should be avoided?

You might need to stay away from eating a large amount of starch (found mostly in potatoes, rice, and corn, as well as pasta and bread). Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any diet that you must follow while you're taking Sucraid.

Follow the doctor's advice regarding any other food restrictions or drinks while taking Sucraid.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can be incompatible with sacrosidase. This includes prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and products made from herbs. Be sure to inform your health professionals about any medications you take now and any medications you stop or start using.