Fructose, Dextrose, and Phosphoric Acid (Oral)

Sold over the counter, this drug is used as a treatment for nausea and vomiting.

Overview

While this drug is not proven to work, it does not require a prescription and can be taken orally in case of nausea. Many people have experience with this remedy and say that it is a successful treatment for nausea and vomiting.

You do not need to consult with your doctor before trying this medicine, but it is recommended that you contact your doctor if any negative effects of this drug persist into your daily life. Not everyone can take this drug. If you experience allergy symptoms or signs of severe side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Do not take this medication if you have an existing allergy to Fructose, Dextrose, or Phosphoric Acid. Allergy symptoms can become severe or even life threatening if left untreated. If you feel your life is in danger, seek medical help immediately.

Conditions Treated

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Type Of Medication

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medication
  • 'Natural' remedy

Side Effects

This drug may come with side effects, especially if you have never taken this medication before. These side effects can vary from mild to severe, so keep an eye on yourself or your child after administering this drug.

If anything troubling or painful occurs, be sure to contact a doctor for advice. Not all the side effects listed here are guaranteed to occur. Likewise, not all of the possible side effects are listed here, and you may experience something different entirely.

Some side effects are mild and do not require medical attention. These side effects include:

These side effects may just be symptoms of your condition, or signs that the medication is working. By preventing nausea/vomiting, our body may need to expel fluids in other ways. Be sure to stay hydrated throughout this process. If these side effects become severe, contact your doctor right away. You may be experiencing an issue in your treatment.

Some side effects may be signs of a larger problem. If you experience any symptoms of fructose intolerance while taking this drug, stop taking it immediately. This issue may present itself as normal side effects, but they are actually a sign you shouldn't be taking this drug.

Symptoms of fructose intolerance include:

  • Unusual bleeding
  • Aggravated vomiting
  • Swelling of the face/arms/legs
  • Fainting

This condition can become severe if you continue taking Fructose.

Allergies are a similar condition. If you experience allergy symptoms while taking this drug, stop taking Fructose, Dextrose, and Phosphoric Acid right away. Allergy symptoms include

  • Swelling of the face/lips/tongue
  • Closing of the airways
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Hives or rash

If you have questions about this drug, consult the manufacturer's information or call your doctor for more insight.

Dosage

Your dosage of this drug may change depending on your age, condition, or weight. Children should not be given adult doses of this medication, but they can benefit from this drug in smaller amounts. If you're not sure how much of this drug is necessary, start the dose small and add more if needed.

Children under three should not take this medication. If your infant/toddler is suffering from nausea or vomiting, you should contact your pediatrician for advice and treatment.

The recommended starting doses for Fructose, Dextrose, and Phosphoric Acid include:

For children over three: 2 tablespoons given every 15 minutes until nausea stops. If the child weighs over 50 pounds, two tablespoons may be given.
For adults: 2 tablespoons given every 15 minutes. If nausea does no subsist after five doses, contact your doctor.
For mothers experiencing morning sickness: 1-2 tablespoons every three hours after waking.

Because this drug is over-the-counter, it is a safer option than many prescription drugs. However, this also means it may be less effective. After 5 unsuccessful doses of this medication, you may need to find a new solution for your nausea problem.

Interactions

Before taking this drug, make sure that it will not interact with any of your existing medications. This includes prescription drugs, over the counter medications, and other 'natural' remedies. If you have questions about what is safe to take with this medication, talk to your doctor.

Be sure to include this drug on any relevant treatment lists. If you take this drug often, mention this to your doctor. They may be able to offer another solution or suggest a better treatment for your nausea. This drug has not been proven as an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting, so you may be able to find better results with other medications.

This drug does no interact explicitly with any other medications. However, this does not mean it cannot interact with a drug you are currently taking. If you experience anything strange or painful after taking this drug, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

This drug must be taken alone to increase its effectiveness. Do not dilute it with other liquids like juice or water, and do not eat or drink anything while taking this medication. For best results, take this drug and sit/lay down until you feel its effects.

Warnings

This drug should not be given to children under three years of age. Nausea and vomiting in infants/toddlers can quickly escalate into a serious issue, so talk to your doctor if your child is vomiting. Keep them hydrated, and do not use any treatments your doctor has not fully cleared beforehand. If your child experiences persistent symptoms of dehydration, seek medical help.

This drug should not be taken by anyone suffering from diabetes or fructose intolerance. Due to the ingredients in this drug, it can cause complications for people with an intolerance to fructose and other sugars. Be sure to monitor your blood sugar and reactions to this drug closely, and do not continue taking it if you react badly the first time.

If you are experiencing persistent nausea and vomiting, try to make sure you do not have a case of appendicitis or irritable bowel syndrome. These conditions can become severe if left untreated, and Fructose/Dextrose/Phosphoric Acid is not a reliable treatment for these issues.

Do not dilute this medicine or take it with other liquids. Doing so may reduce its efficacy. If you do not respond to this drug after 5 doses, talk to your doctor and find a different solution. This drug is not guaranteed to work, so do not use it as a cure-all for all your nausea/vomiting cases.

Storage

This drug may come in various forms, including tablet, syrup, or solution. This drug should only be taken orally, and you may need to store the liquid forms of this drug carefully. Keep all bottles sealed tight and away from heat or moisture. Do not refrigerate or freeze this medication. Doing so may reduce its efficacy and make it less effective.

Avoid storing this drug within the reach of children. If accidental consumption occurs, contact poison control and be sure to present them with the bottle. Try to tell them how much was taken, when it was taken, and what the drug is. Symptoms of overdose can include fainting, seizures, or other abnormal behaviors.

Try to avoid pouring this drug down the sink. If possible, throw it away in a sealed bottle with the rest of your garbage. If you must pour it out, make sure you dilute it before doing so. Do not take any expired versions of this drug, as they may be less effective or even harmful. If you think a medication may be expired, throw it out and look for a replacement at your local pharmacy.

Summary

While this drug has not shown proven results, many people insist that is helps alleviate their symptoms. This drug can be given to children and it comes in tablet, solution, and syrup forms for easy dosing. This drug can be found in any well-stocked pharmacy, and can be bought without a prescription. This makes it a good choice to anyone who wants to try an alternative to their prescription nausea medication.

This drug is also a good choice for children and pregnant mothers, as it does not pose much risk to the average person. However, if you or your child experience symptoms of fructose intolerance or allergies while taking this drug, stop taking it immediately.

If your nausea is chronic or persistent, your doctor may recommend that you try a different medication. Fructose, Dextrose, and Phosphoric Acid may lose its efficacy over time, making it a less effective treatment. Talk to your doctor if you or your child experience frequent bouts of nausea and vomiting.

Nausea and vomiting may be symptoms of a more serious issue. Make sure you are cleared of appendicitis or irritable bowel syndrome before taking this drug. If you think you may be suffering from these conditions, contact your doctor right away.

If possible, talk to your doctor before taking this medication to gain their full approval.