Carbohydrates in Medications

By re1ndeer Latest Reply 2013-01-08 15:53:36 -0600
Started 2013-01-07 14:40:53 -0600

About two years ago, I started a discussion on these boards about carbohydrates in medications.

Everybody had good answers, but actually not what i was looking for.

So, I did a search of the web and there are carbohydrates in Medications that you and I take everyday.

I thought I would post here and you can take a look and see if the drugs that your doctors have perscribed for you are on this list, and see how many carbs you are taking in addition to your meals.

Here is the site :

9 replies

Nick1962 2013-01-08 14:12:24 -0600 Report

Thanks for this. I've known there were carbs in meds, never how much though. I had been taking a fish oil gel-tab that was a whopping 15 carbs per tablet. Talk about throwing your numbers off.

Turtle 2013-01-07 21:57:36 -0600 Report

Thank you for posting. I did not see this before. Thank you for doing the research. I am on lots of meds. and most of them have carbs. gee at this rate, I cannot eat because I get just about all my carbs. in meds. No wonder I am having so much trouble!

Type1Lou 2013-01-07 17:52:31 -0600 Report

Interesting lists. It appears that many of the liquid meds have more carbs. Since there are nutrition labels on the OTC meds, we need to religiously read those for carb content before buying. (I was happy when TUMS came in a sugar-free form.) For any prescription meds not on your lists, we may wish to ask our pharmacists, just to be on the safe side.

re1ndeer 2013-01-07 18:59:30 -0600 Report

There are some prescription drugs on the lists but not all. I thought it would be thought provoking that sometimes we take medicines, even over the counter with out ever looking at what might be in them.

For people who take many medications (I being one of them) if you add up some of the carbs in these medications, and then add over the counter meds to the mix, you will have several carbs that were never figured in your daily total.

Thanks for responding.

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