Fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid (Oral)
Generic name: phosphorated carbohydrate solution (FRUK-tose, DEX-trose, fos-FOR-ik AS-id)
Drug class: Miscellaneous antiemetics
Available Dosage Forms:
Therapeutic Class: Antiemetic
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 23, 2021.
Uses for fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid
Fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid combination is used to treat nausea and vomiting. However, this combination has not been proven to be effective.
Fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid is available without a prescription.
Before using fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
The fluid loss caused by vomiting may result in a severe condition, especially in children under 3 years of age. Do not give medicine for vomiting to children without first checking with their doctor.
The fluid loss caused by vomiting may result in a severe condition. Elderly persons should not take any medicine for vomiting without first checking with their doctor.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Interactions with medicines
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Interactions with food/tobacco/alcohol
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other medical problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Appendicitis, symptoms of, or
- Inflamed bowel, symptoms of—Make sure nausea and vomiting are not due to appendicitis or inflamed bowel before using this product. These conditions may become more severe if they are not treated by your doctor
- Diabetes mellitus—The sugars contained in fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid may cause problems in diabetics
- Fructose intolerance, hereditary—The fructose in fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid may cause severe side effects in patients with this condition
Proper use of fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid
For safe use of fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid:
- Follow your doctor's instructions if fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid was prescribed.
- Follow the manufacturer's package directions if you are treating yourself.
Do not dilute fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid with other liquids. Also, do not drink any other liquids immediately before or after taking fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid. To do so may keep fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid from working properly.
The dose of fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
- For oral dosage form (oral solution):
- For morning sickness:
- Pregnant women: One or two tablespoonfuls upon arising and every three hours as needed.
- For nausea:
- Adults: One or two tablespoonfuls. Dose may be repeated every fifteen minutes until nausea stops. You should not take this product for more than one hour (5 doses) without checking with your doctor.
- Children over 3 years of age: One or two teaspoonfuls. Dose may be repeated every fifteen minutes until nausea stops. This product should not be taken for more than one hour (5 doses) without checking with your doctor.
- Children under 3 years of age: Use is not recommended.
- For morning sickness:
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Precautions while using fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid
Check with your doctor if your nausea and vomiting continue or become worse after you have taken fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid.
Do not take fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid if you have any signs of appendicitis or inflamed bowel (such as stomach or lower abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, soreness, or continuing or severe nausea or vomiting). Instead, check with your doctor as soon as possible.
Fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid side effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Stop taking fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid and get emergency help immediately if any of the following effects occur:
Signs of fructose intolerance
- swelling of face, arms, and legs
- unusual bleeding
- weight loss
- yellow eyes or skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Less common- more common with large doses
- stomach or abdominal pain
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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