Medications

Patients with CSID must be aware of the starch and sucrose content in medications. Many common medications contain sucrose and starch, especially liquid medications. One particular medication that should be avoided is liquid suspension Amoxicillin. This is a frequently prescribed antibiotic for children. There are safe alternatives and the need for sucrose-free and starch-free medications should be discussed with the patient’s physician and pharmacist. Patients should always check ingredient lists carefully. Some compounding pharmacies have the capability to make medications that are sucrose-free and/or starch-free, but it will be important to request this special composition.