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Fructose and sorbitol are two sugars that often are added to
processed foods and medicines to make them taste sweet. Fructose can be found
in soda pop and many fruit juice drinks. Sorbitol is found in diet products,
chewing gum, candy, frozen ice treats, and some medicines (such as syrups for fevers
and colds). Sometimes sorbitol and fructose are added to the same
Gas, abdominal bloating and pain, and diarrhea are common symptoms of
fructose or sorbitol intolerance.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofFebruary 12, 2016
Current as of:
February 12, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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