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Fructose Malabsorption

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This is the last installment of the information I wanted to share with you. Boston University has a web site which lists 20 – 30 names for sugar. Google "Boston University Sugars Table" and click on "Table Sugar." This list is intended for those with hereditary fructose intolerance, which is a totally different malady from fm, so ignore whether the table says you can eat the sugar or not. Just use it to identify names of sugars. Incidentally, glycerin is the same as glycerol, a sugar alcohol. Next, you can go to another invaluable federal database called Daily Med. Daily Med lists all of the prescription drugs and gives the package label insert for each. For example, indications and usage, contraindications, precautions, adverse reactions, dosage and administration, ingredients and appearance, etc. Go to "ingredients and appearance" at the bottom of the page and look up the drug ingredients, which includes the so-called "inactive" ingredients. These are often types of sugars, and armed with the Boston University sugars table info, you can decide whether the drug is low sugar or not. Some examples of sugars included in drugs, even those for digestive issues, are sucrose, lactose, corn starch, mannitol, etc. For example, Prilosec has sugar in it (I believe sucrose); why would they put sugar in a pill designed for digestive issues??? Daily Med is a U.S. National Library of Medicine database; the URL is dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. I kept tract of which drugs were ok for me and their inactive ingredients, and made an alphabetical list. For drugs that weren't ok, I made another list of their inactive ingredients that weren't on the ok list. Over time I came to learn the ok inactive ingredients, and could identify ok supplements as well using this information. I imagine the Boston U. Sugars Table would be useful in identifying sugars elsewhere such as in condiments. Hope this helps.

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I forgot to mention if the drug has sugars in it that don't agree, you can get it compounded. When I was taking OTC Prilosec, I used the L-Alanine water with it and got by. The L-Alanine doesn't work with all sugars, so I get about 5 drugs compounded. It isn't cheap and naturally isn't covered by insurance, but it is worth it. The sugars in drugs and supplements add up and can impact the g.i. tract more than you realize. As a filler my pharmacists use microcrystalline cellulose, also a sugar, but much more digestible than most of the others. Also, eat drugs and supplements with food to help digest them.

@@guthealth, @jackiem95, @baponline, @pjss48, @redhead63, @sarcomasurvivor. I just posted info on names of sugars and identifying sugars in drugs and supplements. fyi