Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose

Reviewed on 9/8/2021

Brand Name: Children's Emetrol
Generic Name: Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose
Drug Class: Antiemetic Agents

What Is Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose and How Does It Work?

Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used in children for relief of upset stomach associated with nausea.

Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose is available under the following different brand names: Children's Emetrol.

Dosages of Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Oral Solution

  • (21.5mg/1.87g/1.87g)/5mL

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Nausea

  • Indicated for relief of upset stomach associated with nausea
  • Children 2-12 years: 5-10 mL orally; may repeat every 15 minutes until symptoms subsides
  • Children under 2 years: Safety and efficacy not established
  • Not indicated for use in adults
  • For maximum effectiveness do not dilute or drink fluids of any kind immediately before or after taking this product
  • What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose?
  • Side effects of phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose include:
  • Gas (flatulence)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose?

Side effects of phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

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What Other Drugs Interact with Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.
     

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose? 

Warnings
 

This medication contains phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose. Do not take Children's Emetrol if you are allergic to phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose or any ingredients contained in this drug.


Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hereditary fructose intolerance

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Phosphoric Acid/Dextrose/Fructose?”

Cautions

  • Diabetes; product contains sugar
  • Antacids may alter gastric pH and interfere with absorption of some concurrent medications
  • Discontinue and contact physician if symptoms persist, return, or worsen

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose with caution during pregnancy if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.

It is unknown if phosphoric acid/dextrose/fructose is distributed in human breast milk.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of a health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/childrens-emetrol-phosphoric-acid-dextrose-fructose-999918

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