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How do medications treat fructose intolerance?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are few medications that you can take to treat fructose intolerance. Avoiding foods and drinks that contain fructose is the best way to treat your disease, but some medications can help address your symptoms, but not the disease. If you have low blood sugar symptoms, you can take glucose tablets to help your sugar levels return to normal. You can also take medication to keep your uric acid levels low to lower your risk for getting gout, which is a painful arthritis.

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