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Pedialyte Solution

is an Electrolyte solution which is used to replace water and salt lost from vomiting and diarrhoea 

and to help prevent mild to moderate dehydration in infants, children and adults.

Use: Replacing the body with water and salts lost from vomiting or diarrhoea

When vomiting and/or diarrhoea occur the body loses fluid and salts (e.g. potassium, chloride, and sodium). It is important that the body has the right balance of fluids and salts, and that it is the right pH (acid balance). If the body loses fluid and salts it can get dehydrated and this affects the right concentration of salts (electrolyte imbalance). This can be serious, especially with young children and babies, or with elderly people. Therefore, your doctor will usually recommend the use of a mixture called an "Electrolyte Replacement Fluid" or "Rehydration Fluid", that puts back into the body the salts and fluids missing.

These mixtures do not stop or prevent diarrhoea or vomiting, they are used only to replace the water and salts your body has lost. In most cases the diarrhoea or vomiting will only be for 24-48 hours before the "stomach bug" is gone. Sometimes your doctor may give you something else to stop the vomiting or diarrhoea.

These mixtures contain a special balance of glucose (a sugar), salts and water. The glucose helps the water and salts to go into the body from the intestine. Flat lemonade or fruit juice, and/or salt and sugar mixed with water can be harmful, as the balance may not be 

No mixing or diluting is necessary or recommended for this product.