phosphorated carbohydrate solution (generic name)

Emetrol (brand name)

It is used for the relief of nausea from upset stomach caused by flu, food or drink.
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What is this medicine?

PHOSPHORATED CARBOHYDRATE SOLUTION (FOS fuh reytd kahr boh HAHY dreyt suh LOO shuhn) is used for the relief of nausea from upset stomach caused by flu, food or drink.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • hereditary fructose intolerance
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Phosphorated Carbohydrate Solution, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the product label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Do not dilute this solution or drink fluids of any kind immediately before or at least 15 minutes after dose. The dose may be repeated every 15 minutes or until distress subsides. You should not take more than 5 doses in an hour. If your condition does not start to get better after 5 doses, contact your health care provider.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used in children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply. You will only take this medicine as needed for nausea and vomiting.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees C). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: July 24, 2009
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