Emetrol: Use Guidelines, Important Warnings and Side Effects

Relief of Nausea for you and your family.

Used by families and recommended by doctors for more than 60 years, Emetrol is a trusted medicine without a prescription that is useful in reducing nausea associated with upset stomach.

Emetrol relieves nausea by soothing the stomach, not the coating around it. Unlike antacids (which are generally for acidity in the stomach), Emetrol is designed specifically for nausea.

It works by soothing the contractions of the stomach muscles that can lead to vomiting.

Emetrol does not contain antihistamines, alcohol, aspirin or caffeine. And because it is strong enough for adults and safe for children 2 years and older, it is an essential part of the family kit.

Guidelines for use

DOSAGE: The dose of Emetrol should be administered every 15 minutes or until there is no longer nausea or stomach fatigue.

  • Adults and children 12 years and older: 15 ml or 30 ml.
  • Children from 2 to less than 12 years of age: 5 ml or 10 ml.

CAUTION: It should not be taken for more than one hour (5 doses) without consulting a doctor. If nausea continues or persists frequently, consult a doctor.

FOR MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS, NEVER DILUTE EMETROL or drink liquids of any kind immediately before or after drinking.

Important warnings regarding Emetrol

  • This product contains fructose and should not be taken by people with hereditary fructose intolerance.
  • As with any prescription medicine, if you are expecting a child or breast-feeding, seek advice from your GP before using this product.
  • Do not use it if you have allergic reactions to any of the components present in this product. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Each bottle is protected by a paper stamp printed under the bottle cap. Do not use it if the printed paper seal under the bottle cap is broken or missing.

Other generic names: fructose, dextrose and phosphoric acid

Brand names: Emetrol, Formula EM, Nausetrol

Uses of the Emetrol:

It is used to treat stomach pains and vomit.

What should I tell my doctor before I take Emetrol?

  • If you are allergic to fructose, dextrose, phosphoric acid or any other ingredient present in Emetrol (fructose, dextrose and phosphoric acid).
  • If you are allergic to medicines of this kind, another type of medicine, food or other substances. Notify your doctor about the allergy and the signs you have or presented at some time, such as a rash; urticaria; itch; difficulty breathing; wheezing cough; swelling of face, mouth, throat or tongue; or any other sign.
  • If you can not break down fructose normally.
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines (prescription or over-the-counter, natural products, vitamins) and other health complications that affect you. You should verify that there is no problem regarding the use of Emetrol with all your medications and health problems. Do not start, stop abruptly or change the dose of any medication without first checking with your doctor.

What kind of details should I know or perform while taking Emetrol?

  • Notify all of your health care providers that you are being treated with this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists.
  • If you notice that you have a high blood sugar level (known as diabetes), you should monitor your blood sugar level very closely.
  • The different brands or presentments of Emetrol can be used in children of different ages. Talk to your doctor before giving this product to a child.
  • Tell your doctor if you are expecting a baby or plan to become pregnant. You will have to talk about the pros and cons of Emetrol’s use during pregnancy.
  • Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will have to talk about any risk to your baby.

How is this medication best used?

  • Use this medication as ordered by your doctor. Read all the information we have given you. Follow all instructions carefully.
  • Measure the liquid doses very carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with the Emetrol. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure this medication.
  • Do not mix with any liquid.
  • Do not take any other liquid just before or after taking Emetrol.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

This medicine is given as needed. Do not take it more times than the doctor tells you.

Do not take more than 5 doses within 1 hour unless your doctor tells you to.

What are some of the side effects that I need to be aware of to call my doctor right away?

WARNING / CAUTION: Although it may be rare, some people may feel very serious side effects and, at specific moments, fatal when ingesting a medicine. Notify your doctor or seek immediate hospital care if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very serious side effect:

Signs of an allergic reaction, such as rash; urticaria; itch; red, inflamed skin with blisters or scales with or without fever; wheezing tightness in the chest or throat; difficulty breathing or even talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, lips, face, throat or tongue.

What are some other side effects of Emetrol?

All medicines can cause side effects or collaterals. However, in the case of many people, they have no side effects or only show signs of having minor side effects. Call your doctor or seek medical help if you have a side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

These are not all the side effects that may take place. If you have questions about other possible side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical information about side effects.

If you suspect an OVERDOSAGE:

If you think there has been an excessive intake of your medicine, contact your poison control center or get medical attention immediately. Prepare to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I keep and / or delete the Emetrol?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze it under any circumstances.
  • Protect it from light
  • Protect it from heat.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines safe, in a safe location. Keep all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Ask your pharmacist about how to dispose of medications you do not use.
  • If your symptoms or medical problems do not present any progress or on the contrary worsen, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your medicines with anyone and do not use another person’s medications.
  • Have on hand a list of all your medicines (prescription drugs, products with natural extracts, vitamins, among others). Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk to the doctor before starting any treatment with any new medicine, including medications with prescription or free sale, products of natural origin or vitamins.
  • Some medicines can have another informative pamphlet of the patient to whom it is destined. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any concerns about your medication, discuss it with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think you have swallowed or given an excessive and potentially dangerous amount of your medicine, call your poison control center or get hospital care. Prepare to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Emetrol or any other medication. Only the health care provider has the knowledge and training to determine what medication is ideal for a specific patient.

This information does not endorse any medication as innocuous, effective or approved to be given to any patient with any health problem. This is just a brief summary of general information about this medication. It does not include all the information about possible uses, indications, contraindications, warnings, interactions, negative effects or possible risks that may be applied to Emetrol (fructose, dextrose and phosphoric acid).

This information is not a specific medical guide and does not replace the information you receive from your doctor. You should talk with your doctor to get complete information about the benefits and precautions to be taken into account for the use of this medication.

Other side effects of Emetrol

It is applied to the solution of phosphorus carbohydrates: oral solution, oral syrup, oral tablet

Along with the necessary effects, the solution of phosphorus carbohydrates (the active ingredient contained in Emetrol) can cause some adverse side effects. Although not all of these side effects can occur, if they do happen they may need medical attention.

Stop taking the phosphorus carbohydrate solution and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:

  • Signs of fructose intolerance
  • Fainting
  • Swelling of face, arms and legs
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Vomiting
  • Weightloss
  • Yellow eyes or Yellow skin (Jaundice)

Some adverse effects of the phosphorus carbohydrate solution can occur and generally do not require medical attention. These side effects may subside during treatment as your body adjusts to the medication.

In addition, your health professional can tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your healthcare professional if any of the following unwanted effects continue or are annoying or if you have any questions about them:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Stomach or abdominal pain.

Some side effects of Emetrol may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or health care specialist for medical advice. You can also report adverse effects to your nearest medical center.