Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

You or your child might take the first and second dose of this medicine at your doctor's office. This is done to see if you or your child are allergic to the medicine.

This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions in the insert carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Mix each dose of this medicine in 2 to 4 ounces (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup) of milk, water, or infant formula. Do not heat the medicine or mix it in warm or hot beverages. Hot liquids could cause it to break down and not work as well. Also, do not mix the medicine with fruit juice because the acid in the juice could cause it to break down.

Measure your dose by using the scoop that comes with the medicine or by counting the correct number of drops from the bottle. Rinse the dosing scoop with water after each use.

Take sacrosidase with meals or snacks. It is best to take about half of the dose at the beginning of the meal or snack and the rest at the end.

Your doctor may tell you or your child to limit the amount of starch that you eat. Carefully follow any special diet that your doctor gives you.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (solution):
    • To help digest sugar:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children weighing more than 15 kilograms (kg)—2 milliliters (mL) (56 drops) with each meal or snack during the day.
      • Children weighing up to 15 kg—1 mL (28 drops) with each meal or snack during the day.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Throw away any unused medicine 4 weeks after opening the bottle. You should write down the date that you opened the medicine on the bottom of the bottle to help you remember.