What is Xylitol?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: XyliMelts Xlear Nasal Spray

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Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol that is found in most fruits and vegetables. It is typically extracted from birch wood to make medicine and it has many uses. It may be used as an artificial sweetener, to prevent ear infections, and may also serve as a source of energy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sjogren's syndrome 4 2
Excessive dry mouth 2 2
General health 2 1
Allergic rhinitis 1 1
Dry mouth 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Xylitol

Side effect Patients
Cough 1
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Xylitol

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 1
1 tsp. daily 1
500 mg daily 1
500mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Xylitol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Xylitol

Duration

Currently taking Xylitol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Xylitol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Xylitol.