Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid

1 What is Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid?

Generic: Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid (Oral route)

Fructose, dextrose, and phosphoric acid are used in combination to treat nausea and vomiting. However it has not given promising results so far. This is an over the counter medication.
This combination is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Syrup
  • Solution
  • Tablet

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

Every medicine has potential side effects. So, the benefits of a drug should always be weighed against its associated risks. Your doctor will consider these risks before prescribing the drug and will inform you about them. Following factors should be considered before taking this drug:

Allergies: If you have had an allergic reaction to this drug in the past, inform your doctor. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to any other drugs or food products.

Age specific problems: Severe vomiting can be a dangerous symptom in children younger than 3 years, therefore it should be treated in a hospital setting under the supervision of a doctor. Similarly, elderly people with vomiting should also be treated under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

Pregnancy: In regard to the safety of its usage in pregnant women, it falls under “c” category. It means that animal studies are either not carried out or they have shown that it is dangerous for the developing fetus.

Drug Interactions: Certain drugs should not be used together because they can interact inside the body which can have a harmful effect. On the other hand certain drugs are allowed to be used together. So, you should tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking. If there is a chance of interaction between those two drugs, the doctor may change the dose or may prescribe an alternative drug.

Furthermore, certain medications should not be taken with alcohol or tobacco, which may also result in harmful interactions. Ask your doctor about the concurrent use of this drug along with alcohol or tobacco.

You should also inform your doctor about any other medical condition you may be suffering from especially:

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Inflamed bowel. Rule out appendicitis and inflamed bowel as a cause of vomiting before taking this drug combination.

It can make your condition worse if this drug is consumed in these cases.

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hereditary fructose intolerance
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3 Proper Usage

To use Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid correctly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

Avoid diluting this combination with other fluids. Avoid drinking any other liquid just before or after taking this combination. It may affect the efficacy of this medicine.

To avoid adverse effects, this drug should be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not overuse or misuse this drug and do not use it longer than the recommended time. Read all the instructions mentioned in the medication guide.

Do not miss any dose. The dose of this drug varies according to the condition of each person. The number of doses per day, the time interval between the doses and the length of time you have to take the medicine depends on your condition individually and all these factors should only be determined by your healthcare provider. Follow each and every instruction of your doctor and also read the label carefully.

Storage: This medicine should be stored at room temperature within a closed container, away from heat, direct light and moisture. Keep this drug out of the reach of children. Do not store expired or outdated medicines or the medicine no longer needed.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid, there are some precautions you must take.

If your nausea and vomiting does not improve or become worse, consult with your doctor immediately. Avoid using this medicine if you are experiencing any symptoms of acute appendicitis or inflamed bowel like abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, soreness and severe vomiting. Get medical help as soon as possible.

Regular follow-up is necessary during and after the treatment. It is important to allow your doctor to monitor your progress and to make sure that there aren't any side effects from the medication. Contact your doctor if your symptoms have not improved even after taking the full course of treatment.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Fructose, Dextrose and Phosphoric Acid. Although these side effects may occur only in a handful of patients but if they do occur, contact your physician immediately.

Seek medical help instantly, if you experience any of side effects while on this combination. Also contact your healthcare professional immediately, if have overdosed on this drug.

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