Pros: Relieves nausea, inexpensive, tastes good
Cons: Contains caffeine, cannot be used by diabetics
There are times when good old fashioned remedies work as well as over the counter medicines, and my family has used Cola Syrup for years.
When I was a child and suffered with nausea, my mom would some cola soda into a glass and let it sit on the counter until it had lost it's fizz. It always seemed to help quell my nausea. The problem was, it would often take several hours for the soda to lose it's fizz. Now consumers have a better choice, we can buy Cola Syrup!
The Cola Syrup comes in a 4 ounce plastic bottle with a screw off cap. The simple words "COLA SYRUP" grace the top of the bottle, while a picture of a mom with her little girl make up mose of the label. To the bottom right hand corner are the words "EZY CARE".
For the relief of simple nausea associated with upset stomach.
Prepared with high fructose corn syrup and/or sucralose, water, caramel color, phosphoric acid, natural flavors and caffeine.
This syrup can be taken by adults and children 2-12 years of age. An adult dosage is 2 tablespoons, and you are directed to pour it over crushed ice, and to slowly sip the syrup.
You can repeat the dosage every 15 minutes, but should not take more than 4-6 doses in any given 24 hour period.
To maximize the effectiveness of the Cola Syrup, you shouldn't drink any beverages immediately before or after drinking the syrup.
I've been purchasing this Ezy Care Cola Syrup for many years. Although cola syrup is also made under other brand names, Ezy, made by Apothecary Products, Inc. is the only one I've ever seen.
My local Safeway store used to carry it regularly, then stopped. Luckily when a small private pharmacy opened up in our town, they stocked it. It's such a popular item that it's often out of stock. A friend of my daughters has me pick her up several bottles at at time, since she lives 30 miles from our pharmacy.
The syrup smells exactly like a cola, except this is a very thick and syrup like consistency. We have always added about 4 ounces of crushed ice to a glass cup, and sipped the cola syrup slowly. It usually starts to provide relief from simple nausea within 30 minutes.
My husband has never used this syrup, but my daughter and myself used it all the time. My daughter continues to buy it now that she is out of our home, and I am sure to always have a bottle in our medicine cabinet.
After my last laparoscopy surgery, I had terrible nausea. A nurse friend of mine brought me a bottle of Emetrol, which worked wonders. I believe that Cola Syrup works in a similar manner. Emetrol contains glucose and fructose, which are both sugars. It is extremely sweet and doesn't taste very good, and costs $8.50 for a 4 ounce bottle. I paid only $2.85 for my 4 ounce bottle of EZY Care Cola Syrup.
The key is to sip it slowly, I also find that snacking on saltine or club crackers helps as well. I've heard that the cola syrup contains carbohydrates which help to cool down the stomach.
There is caffeine in cola syrup, so if caffeine keeps you awake, you might not want to take this too close to your bedtime. Since it's so sweet, diabetics should also refrain from taking this product. I have a heart condition called SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia), and have to limit my caffeine. One dose of this does not bother me, and usually provides a good amount of relief.
We all have our home remedies that have been passed down from our mothers to us. Cola syrup is one that works well for us. It's not very expensive, but can be difficult to find.