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Formula EM

Generic Name: Fructose, Dextrose, and Phosphoric Acid (FRUK tose, DEKS trose, & foss FOR ik AS id)
Brand Name: Emetrol, Formula EM, Kalmz, Nausea Relief, Nausetrol

Medically reviewed on July 4, 2018

Uses of Formula EM:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Formula EM?

  • If you have an allergy to fructose, dextrose, phosphoric acid, or any other part of Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are not able to break down fructose.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Formula EM?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
  • Different brands of Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid) may be for use in different ages of children. Talk with the doctor before giving Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid) to a child.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Formula EM) best taken?

Use Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid). If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid).
  • Do not mix with any liquid.
  • Do not drink any other liquids right before or after taking Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid).

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • This medicine is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
  • Do not take more than 5 doses in 1 hour unless told to do so by your doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

What are some other side effects of Formula EM?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Formula EM?

  • Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
  • Protect from light.
  • Protect from heat.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Formula EM (fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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