phosphorated carbohydrate (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Emetrol
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Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatricGeriatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

dextrose/fructose/phosphoric acid

solution, oral

  • 1.87g/1.87g/21.5mg/5mL

Nausea

15-30 mL PO q15min until vomiting stops; not to exceed 5 doses/hr

Nausea

<2 years old: Safety and efficacy not established

2-12 years old: 5-10 ml PO q15min until vomiting stops; not to exceed 5 doses/hr

>12 years old: 15-30 mL PO q15min until vomiting stops; not to exceed 5 doses/hr

Nausea

15-30 mL PO q15min until vomiting stops; not to exceed 5 doses/hr

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Abdominal pain

Diarrhea

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to drug or excipients, hereditary fructose intolerance

Cautions

On self-medication, diabetes patients should ask a healthcare provider before using

If symptoms reoccur, worsen, or persist, notify healthcare provider

If taking >5 doses in 1 hour see healthcare provider

Do not ingest fluids at least 15 min after taking product

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: NA

Lactation: no studies

Pregnancy Categories

A: Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B: May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C: Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X: Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA: Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Hyperosmolar carbohydrate solution that has a direct effect on the GI tract wall; reduces GI smooth muscle contraction

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Patient Handout

Patient Education
phosphorated carbohydrate oral

NO MONOGRAPH AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

USES: Consult your pharmacist.

HOW TO USE: Consult your pharmacist.

SIDE EFFECTS: Consult your pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Consult your pharmacist.Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

NOTES: No monograph available at this time.

MISSED DOSE: Consult your pharmacist.

STORAGE: Consult your pharmacist.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2022 First Databank, Inc.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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