Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
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General Information on Xylitol

Generic Name : Xylitol

Latest prescription information about Xylitol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y57.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Medical Foods

Trade Names/Brand Names of Xylitol

India : 

International : 

Xlear, Xylosweet

Why is Xylitol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sugar alcohol sweetener, prescribed as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, prevention of tooth decay and dry mouth. It is also used to control ear and upper respiratory infections. 

What is the dosage of Xylitol?

The recommended dose is 6-10 grams per day.

How should Xylitol be taken?

It comes as a mouthwash to rinse your mouth. It also comes as a chewing gum, lozenges, or syrup to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Xylitol?

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Xylitol?

Diarrhea and intestinal gas.

What are the other precautions for Xylitol?

Avoid higher doses.
Consult the physician during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the storage conditions for Xylitol?

Store in a cool and dry place.
After opening keep in a tightly sealed or in an air tight container.

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