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Invert Sugar

INFORMATION

Uses

Invert Sugar is used in preservation of the medicinal products.

How it works

Invert sugar belongs to a class of medications called as sweeteners. It is a mixture of equal parts of d-glucose and d-fructose produced by hydrolysis/inversion of sucrose. Invert Sugar is about 1.25 times sweeter than regular sugar and 1.7 times that of glucose which aids in enhancing the flavor of cough syrups and masking the bitterness of the medicines. 

Common side effects

Increased glucose level in blood, Increase in body weight

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as invert sugar increases blood glucose levels.
  • Take precautions to maintain adequate oral hygiene as invert sugar is known to promote tooth decay.
  • Do not take if allergic to Invert sugar or any of its ingredients.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)