What is Scott’s emulsion?

Scott’s® emulsion is a commercial multivitaminproduct intrinsic in Latin American culture, popularly known for its contributions of nutrients to a humannervous systemdeficient invitaminsA and D, having as active ingredientscod liver oil (vitamin A palmitate).

Note: Its name is given in honor of one of its founding chemistsAlfred BScott and currently Scott’s® emulsion is marketed by theGlaxoSmithKline laboratory. (1)

What is Scott’s emulsion for?

  • The benefits of Scott’s® emulsion are toprovide a deficient systemwith multiple nutrientssuch as vitamin A, vitamin D3, calciumandphosphorus, including omega 3 acids thanks to cod liver oil, that is, a natural fat. (2)
  • It is used to treat:
    • Vitamin A and vitamin D deficiencies.
    • Osteoporosis.
    • Poor nutrition.
    • The growth and protection of the organism.
    • Hypocalcemia. (3)

Dosage and Routes of Administration of Scott’s Emulsion

Scott’s® emulsion comes in the form ofsyrup of different flavors (natural, cherry or orange flavor), with 100 ml or more than 300 mlof nutrients and omega 3 fatty acids. Scott’s® emulsion is ideal in the following doses:

  • Children: An oral administration in the form of tablespoons of syrup 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Adults: An administration of 3 tablespoons of syrup per day is recommended.
  • Babies: Only administer to those infants not less than 1 year, with a teaspoon of syrup a day.

Scott emulsion side effects

Despite its prowess, it has been said on numerous occasions that the Scott® emulsion causes weight gain, however, and confirmed, on the other hand , various adverse effects have occurredwith the consumption of this supplement. Such as:

  • abdominal pains.
  • Anorexia.
  • Gases.
  • Fatigue.

Important: Suspend the use of this syrup and Consult your doctor , if the opposite effects are prolonged.

Scott emulsion contraindications and warnings

Scott® emulsion brings with it a series of warnings about its administration, since it can have a negative effect on a certain number of patientstag. Therefore it is contraindicated in these cases:

  • Nutrient hypersensitivity.
  • Kidney diseases.
  • Liver diseases.
  • Hypercalcemia.
  • Intestinal malabsorption syndrome.

Avoid if you have:

  • dehydration.
  • Renal insufficiency.
  • Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Intestinal ulcers .
  • GI bleeding.


  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Do not administer to babies under 1 year of age.
  • Store in cool places.
  • Avoid overdoses, as harmful and toxic effects can be generated.

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