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Anyone know why aspartame is added to children's antibiotics??

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madmarriedNika Sun 31-Aug-08 00:19:22

I have carefully avoided aspartame while pregnant, breastfeeding and in my DCs food/drink. I have a good friend who is a pharmaceutical chemist who scared me witless about the evils of aspartame.

Now I find it is added to all of DD's antibiotics angry She has cystic fibrosis and has 4 lots of ABs every day- and will do until she is at least 12. I asked her consultant if there were any alternative ABs that don't contain aspartame but apparenty not for the type she needs everyday- and he didn't seem very bothered about it

I just want good ol' fashioned sugar added to sweeten medicine please!!

Anyone who can explain to me why aspartame of all things is added to ABs I'd love to hear from you.

Seona1973 Sun 31-Aug-08 13:01:12

I suppose it is a sweetener and it is tooth friendly - maybe sugar is more expensive!!

Beeper Mon 01-Sep-08 17:20:19

It may be tooth friendly but it causes lab rats brains to fry lol

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