Awareness of Healthcare Professionals About Sorbitol-Related Diarrhea in Pediatrics

EKİNCİOĞLU A., Demirkan K.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, vol.8, no.1, pp.14-18, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: We aimed to identify sorbitol content in liquid drugs and to spread awareness about sorbitol-related diarrhea to healthcare professionals. The aim of the study was to raise awareness of healthcare professionals about sorbitol-related side effects in certain situations, for example, when dealing with critically ill patients in intensive care units where drug administration and side effects are problematic, and to provide a reference list of sorbitol content in the most commonly used pediatric drugs to clinicians.