Are There Safety Concerns With Xylitol?

Xylitol appears to be a safe sugar substitute. Although very high doses have caused problems in laboratory animals, similar problems have not been seen in humans. However, it is a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking any sugar substitute if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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What If I Take an Overdose?

Overconsumption is likely to cause diarrhea and gas. Very high doses given by IV have been shown to cause a few different problems. If you think you may have taken too much xylitol, seek immediate medical attention.
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How Should Xylitol Be Stored?

It is essential to keep all xylitol products away from pets, as they can cause dangerously low blood sugar, liver failure, and death in dogs.
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