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Carbohydrate Content of Medications

Carbohydrate Content of Medications 2018-01-02T09:33:18+00:00

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Day 3 – Talk 2 Handout 2 – Medications Helen Grossi RD

Carbohydrate Content of Commonly Used Medicines

Antibiotics & Antifungal & Antiviral

DrugBrand nameManufacturerFormStrengthExcipientsCarbohydrate content
AmoxicillinN/AKent pharmaceuticalsOral suspension125mg/5ml

250mg/5ml
Sorbitol 800mg/5ml

Sorbitol 800mg/5ml
800mg/5ml

800mg/5ml
*contains trace carbohydrate
AzithromycinN/AMylanTablet250mgMicrocyrstalline cellulose,
pregelatinised starch,
sodium starch glycolate,
*individual amount of excipients undisclosed
127.04mg /tablet
ClarithromycinKlaricidAbbott healthcareSuspension125mg/5ml



250mg/5ml
Sucrose 2748.3mg/5ml
Maltodextrin 285.7mg/5ml
Hypromellose phthlate 152.1mg/5ml

Sucrose 2418.9mg/5ml
Maltodextrin 238.1mg/5ml
Hypromellose phthalate 304.2mg/5ml
3034mg/5ml



2656.9mg/5ml
Co-amoxiclavAugmentin DuoGSKSuspension400/57mg
In 5mL
43.32mg/5ml Carmellose sodium
26.0mg/5ml Maltodextrin base
Est carb. content up to
64.92mg/5ml (est. 82.5 % of
flavours are carbohydrate)
Co-amoxiclavAugmentinGSKSuspension125/31mg
in 5ml

250/62mg
in 5ml
Maltodextrin/gum arabic base 72.5mg
Methocel (plant derived starch) 150mg
Aspartame 12.5mg
Xantham gum 0.84mg/5ml
248.34mg/5ml


*carb content same even for
312mg/5ml
FlucloxacillinN/ACrescent pharm Granules for
Oral
Suspension
250mg/5ml

125mg/5ml
Sucrose:3g/5ml

Sucrose:3g/5ml
3g/5ml

3g/5ml
FluconazoleN/AWockhardt UK LtdCapsules50mg16.6mg Lactose,
32mg Maize starch (pregelatinised)
48.6mg/capsule
MiconazoleDaktarin
Oral Gel
Johnson&
johnson
Gel20mg/gPregelatinised potato starch 60.0mg/g
alcohol 7.59mg/g
60.0mg/g
NitrofurantoinN/AAmdipharmOral suspension25mg/5ml*individual amount of excipients undisclosed,
contains glycerol
2.3 calories/5ml
(= 575mg/5mL)
NystatinNystanE.R.SQUIBB & SonsOral suspension100,000units/mlGlycerol:100mg/ml,
sucrose:500mg/5ml
600mg/ml
Phenoxymethyl
Penicillin
N/AKent
Pharmaceuticals
Oral solution125mg/5ml

250mg/5ml
Sorbitol: 792.93mg

Sorbitol: 800mg/5ml
792.93mg/5ml

800mg/5ml

Antiepileptic

DrugBrand nameManufacturerFormstrengthExcipientsCarbohydrate content
CarbamazepineCarbagenMylanTablets200mgPregelatinised starch:10mg,
sodium starch glycollate,
microcrystalline cellulose
**individual amount undisclosed
10mg/tablet
(90mg/tablet *including
microcrystalline cellulose &
sodium starch glycolate)
CarbamazepineTergretolCephalonTablets (chewable)


Liquid

100mg
200mg

100mg/5ml
Sorbitol:303.7mg/tab
Sorbitol 607.4mg/tab

Sorbitol: 70% solution 1250mg/5ml
303.7mg/tab
607.4mg/tab

1250mg/ml
ClobazamFrisiumSanofiTablet10mgLactose monohydrate:72.3mg/tab
Starch:33mg/tab
105.3mg/tab
ClonazepamN/aAuden
Mckenzie
Tablet 0.5mgLactose monohydrate 143.5mg/tab
Sodium starch glycollate 5mg/tab
143.5mg/tab
ClonazepamRivotrilRocheTablet 500mcgLactose:40mg/tb
Maize starch (pregelatinised):5mg/tab
Maize starch:103.883mg/tab
149mg/tab
GabapentinNeurontinPfizerHard capsules100mg

300mg

400mg

800mg
Lactose :14.25mg/cap
Corn starch:10mg/cap
Lactose:42.75mg/cap
Corn starch: 30mg/cap
Lactose:57 mg/tab
Corn Starch:40mg/cap
Maize starch 65.6mg/tab
24.25mg/cap

72.75mg/cap

97mg/cap

65.6mg/tab
LamotrigineLamictalGSKTablets25mg,
50mg,
100mg,
200mg
Lactose23.5mg
46.8mg
93.9mg
109.9mg
LevetiracetamDesitrendDesitinCoated
Granules in sachets
250mg,
500mg,
1000mg
Cellulose, microcrystallineCHO free
N.B. Licensed for
administration via feeding tube
LevetiracetamKeppraUCB pharmaceutical LTD
Oral solution100mg/ml300mg/ml glycerol
4.5mg/ml maltitol
304.5mg/ml
LevetiracetamActavisOral solution100mg/mlMaltitol:290mg
Glycerol: undisclosed
293.4mg/ml
(maltitol+ grape flavouring)
MidazolamBuccolamShireOromucosal
solution
2.5mg/0.5ml,
5mg/1ml,
7.5mg/1.5ml,
10mg/2ml,
Sodium chlorideCHO free
MidazolamEpistatusSpecial products ltd.Oromucosal
solution
10mg/1ml *individual excipients undisclosed250mg/1ml (breakdown undisclosed)
PhenytoinEpanutinPfzierCapsules




Oral suspension
25mg
50mg
100mg
300mg

30mg/5ml
Lactose




Sucrose 1044mg/5ml,
glycerol 388mg/5ml
66.86 mg
90.71 mg
96.15 mg
61.88 mg

1582.84mg/5ml
PregabilinLyricaPfizerCapsule100mgMonohydrate, corn starch110mg/capsule
Sodium ValproateWockhardt Uk limitedLiquid200mg/5ml Maltitol syrup 5mg/5ml 5mg/5ml
Sodium ValproateEpilimSanofi-AventisLiquid

Syrup
200mg/5ml

200mg/5ml
Sorbitol: 647.5mg/5ml

Sorbitol: 647.5mg/5ml
Sucrose: 3.575mg/5ml
647.5mg/5ml

651.075mg/5ml
Sodium ValproateEpilim ChronoSanofi Tablets200mg

300mg

500mg
Hypromellose 72.4mg
Ethylcellulose 4.8mg
Hypromellose: 105.6mg
Ethylcellulose: 7.2mg
Hypromellose: 176.0mg
Ethylcellulose: 12.0mg
77.2mg

112.8mg

188mg
Sodium ValproateEpisentaDesitinProlonged release granules 150mg, 300mg in capsules.
500mg,1000mg in sachets.
Granule coating: Ethyl celluloseCHO free
TopiramateTopamaxJanssen-CilagFilm-coated tablets25mg
50mg
100mg
200mg
Lactose:30.85 mg
61.70mg
123.40mg
43.50mg
30.85mg/tab
61.70mg/tab
123.40mg/tab
43.50mg/tab
TopiramateTopamax SprinkleJanssen-CilagHard
capsules
15mg
25mg
50mg
Sucrose: 28.1- 41.2mg
46.8-68.6mg
93.7-137.2mg
28.1 -41.2mg/tab
46.8-68.6mg/tab
93.7-137.2mg/tab

Miscellaneous

DrugBrand nameManufacturerFormStrengthExcipientsCarbohydrate content
BaclofenN/AFOCUSOral Liquid 5mg/5mlSorbitol :2g/5ml
propylene glycol:150mg/5ml
2150mg/5ml
Cetirizine dihydrochlorideBenadryl allergy
Children
Johnson & Johnson LtdOral Solution1mg/1mlSorbitol (70%):2.5gm
glycerol:1.176gm
propylene glycol: 250mg
3.926g/ml
Docusate sodium Docusol
paediatric
solution
Typharm Oral Solution2.5mg/5mlSorbitol:0.7g/5ml
glycerol:0.35g/5ml
1.05g/5ml
Domperidone Wockhardt Tablets 10mgLactose:79.3mg/tab
Pre-gelatinised maize starch:2mg/tab
81.3mg/tab
Folic Acid CP Pharmaceuticals
Tablets20mg Lactose:50mg/tablet
Maize starch:6.93mg/tablet
Pre-gelatinised maize starch:2.67mg/tablet
59.6mg/tablet
Glycopyrronium
Bromide
N/AMorningside
healthcare
Tablets 1mg

2mg
Lactose monohydrate 100mg
Sodium starch 8.5mg
Lactose monohydrate 200mg
Sodium starch 17mg
108.5mg

217mg
Hyoscine
butylbromide
BuscopanBoehringer
Ingelheim
Tablets 10mg Sucrose:41.182mg/tablt
Maize starch:30mg/tablet
Starch: 2mg/tablet
73.182mg/tablet
IbuprofenBrufenAbbottSyrup100mg/5ml Glycerin:0.5g/5ml
Sorbitol:0.5g/5ml
Sugar:3.3g/5ml
4.3g/5ml
LactuloseTevaSolution3.35g/5mlLactose:02g/5ml
Galactose:0.47/5ml
0.67g/5ml
LaxidoLaxido OrangeGalenPowder for oral
solution
Orange flavour
contains Maltodextrin (89%)
Propylene glycol(3-5%)
Orange flavour:62.5mg/sachet
LevocarnitineCarnitorLogixX PharmaChewable Tablets1gSucrose 1.805g
LoratadineN/ATeva UKTablets10mgSpecific ingredient not disclosed4.5mg per tablet
MorphineOramorphBoehringer IngelheimOral Solution 10mg/5mlSucrose :1.5g/5mll
Ethanol: *unable to calculate
corn syrup: 0.39g /5ml
Estimated : average~ 1.9g/5ml
OmeprazoleLosec MUPS Astra Zeneca
Tablets10mg 19-20mg/tab sucrose
Glycerol monostearate 40-55
Macrogol,
polysorbate
19-20mg/tab(*excluding glyverol monostearate)
ParacetamolRosemont Oral Suspension 250mg/5ml



120mg/5ml
Sucrose:3g/5ml
Propylene glycol:155.4mg/5ml
Sorbitol :974.3mg/5ml

Propylene glycol:155.45mg/5ml
Sorbitol :974.3mg/5ml
Sucrose:2.5g/5ml
4129.7mg/5ml



3629.7mg/5ml
ParacetamolCalpol six plus sugar freeMcNeil Products Ltd
SuspensionMaltitol
Sorbitol
Glycerol
3.8g/5ml
ParacetamolCalpol Six plus Suspension
McNeil Products Ltd
SuspensionSucrose
Sorbitol
3.7g/5ml
ParacetamolCalpol Sugar free
Infant
McNeil Products LtdSuspensionMaltitol
Sorbitol
3.8g/5ml
ParacetamolCalpol infant suspensionMcNeil Products LtdSuspensionSucrose :2.2g/5ml
Sorbitol
Glycerol
3.9g/5ml
ParacetamolCalpol infant
sugar free
colour free
McNeil Products Ltd
Suspension120mg/5ml Maltitol
Sorbitol
Glycerol
3.8g/5ml
ParacetamolCalpol Six plus Fast MeltsMcNeil Products LtdTablets250mg Strawberry flavouring 0.4g/tab
RanitidineZantacGSKSyrup150mg/10ml 800mg/10ml Ethanol
700mg/1ml Sorbitol
1500mg/10ml
SennaSenokot Reckitt BenckiserSyrup7.5 mg /5ml Maltitol liquid:1.5g 1.5g/5ml
Sodium PicosulphatePicolaxFerring pharmOral Solution10mg4.5 mg lactose4.5mg/sachet
Sodium Picosulphate
Dulcolax pico perlesBoehringer IngelheimSoft capsule 2.5mgGlycerol.
Propylene glycol
*individual amount
undisclosed
59g/100g

This information sheet was developed by Tracy Cameron, Paediatric Dietitian, Iain Hewitt, Specialist Pharmacist and Helen Grossi, Specialist Ketogenic Dietitian from Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

It was updated by Chee Lim, 3rd Year Medical Student, Dundee University, School of Medicine. Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Iain Hewitt and Helen Grossi RD

Many thanks to all of them for allowing Matthew’s Friends to use this information