Sacrosidase is a yeast-based enzyme that replaces an enzyme called sucrase which is normally produced in the body. Sucrase helps the body breakdown and process certain sugars during digestion. In people who lack the sucrase enzyme, sugar can pass into the intestines where it can interact with bacteria. This can cause bloating, gas, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. Sacrosidase is used to treat sucrase deficiency that occurs in people with congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID). CSID is a genetic enzyme deficiency and sacrosidase will not cure this condition. Sacrosidase may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sucraid (Sacroside) is a yeast-based enzyme. Its function is to replace an enzyme known as sucrase that is produced in the body. This enzyme helps in breaking down sugars during digestion. Excess sugar can cause bloating, stomach pains and watery diarrhea. Sucraid helps minimize these symptoms in people who have Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency.