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Formula EM Side Effects

Generic name: phosphorated carbohydrate solution

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 28, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about phosphorated carbohydrate solution. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Formula EM.

Applies to phosphorated carbohydrate solution: oral solution.

Serious side effects of Formula EM

Along with its needed effects, phosphorated carbohydrate solution (the active ingredient contained in Formula EM) 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 phosphorated 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
  • weight loss
  • yellow eyes or skin

Other side effects of Formula EM

Some side effects of phosphorated carbohydrate solution 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
  • Diarrhea
  • stomach or abdominal pain

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.