Which medications contain sorbitol?

Which medications contain sorbitol?

Top Medications with this Excipient

  • Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan and Phenylephrine acetaminophen 325 mg / dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg / phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg.
  • Alprazolam (orally disintegrating) 1 mg.
  • Calcitriol 0.5 mcg.
  • Calcitriol 0.25 mcg.
  • Clonazepam (Dispersible) 2 mg.

Does liquid Tylenol contain sorbitol?

Several commonly used medications, such as acetaminophen liquid, have a high osmolality and contain sorbitol.

What is the brand name of sorbitol?

Sorbitol is a laxative. It is used to treat constipation.

What is sorbitol used for in pharmacy?

In pharmaceutical applications, sorbitol is used as a tablet diluent in wet granulation or dry compression formulations. It is commonly used in chewable tablets because of its sweet taste, and it is used as a plasticizer for gelatin in capsule formulations.

Is sorbitol safe for your health?

Generally, sorbitol is considered safe for human use. However, health problems may occur if the sorbitol is consumed in large amounts and over long periods of time. Symptoms associated with sorbitol side-effects are usually mild and result from stomach’s inability to properly digest sorbitol.

Does sorbitol cause stomach pain?

Sorbitol does have laxative effects: specifically, sorbitol does not get broken down in the small intestine, and causes water to be retained. In some people this can cause diarrhea, flatulence (gas) and abdominal pain, and for people with irritable bowel it can aggravate their symptoms.

Is sorbitol considered a natural?

Sorbitol is a natural laxative and occurs in small amounts in pears, prunes and other fruits. In fact sorbitol solution is sold as a laxative through pharmacies (Sorbilax – Pharmacia & Upjohn).

What has sorbitol in it?

Fruits that contain sorbitol include apples; pears; stone fruits, such as peaches, apricots and nectarines; and dried fruits, such as prunes, dates and raisins, according to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Sugar-free candy contains between 35 to 95 grams of sorbitol per serving.