Emetrol

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Emetrol is the brand name of an over-the-counter antiemetic taken to relieve nausea and vomiting. Made by WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation, it was formerly distributed by McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

Emetrol was created by Kinney and Company of Columbus, Indiana and was first used in 1949.[1]

It is a phosphorated carbohydrate solution, and comes in syrup form. Each 5 mL dose contains 3.74 g total sugar and 21.5 mg of phosphoric acid. The inactive ingredients are FD&C red No. 40, flavors, glycerin, methylparaben, and purified water.

Since Emetrol contains fructose it should not be taken by anyone with hereditary fructose intolerance, or HFI. Diabetics should speak with a physician before taking this medication.

It should not be taken more than 5 doses in 1 hour without consulting a doctor. If upset stomach continues or recurs frequently, consult a physician. For maximum effectiveness, never dilute the medicine or drink fluids of any kind immediately before or after taking.

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  1. ^ http://emetrol.com/history.html

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