Vomiting & Diarrhea

Management of Dehydration

Why Choose Hydralyte?

Hydralyte is scientifically formulated to contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes for rapid rehydration. The formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for effective rehydration.

Water or sugary drinks are not as effective as Hydralyte, as they do not restore lost electrolytes (which retain the fluid)

Directions For Use

Hydralyte Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets

Dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea
Age Take in first 6 hours (tablets) Maximum per day (tablets)
Less than 12 months 2–4 10
1–3 years 4–6 14
3–6 years 6–8 20
6–12 years 8–14 26
12–Adult 14–20 40
After the first day, consume a daily volume less than the maximum per day, as directed by your doctor.

Note: 2 tablets prepares 200 mL (7 fl oz)

 

Hydralyte Oral Electrolyte Solution

Dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea
Age Take in first 6 hours (fl oz) Maximum per day (fl oz)
Less than 12 months 7–14 34
1–3 years 14–20 50
3–6 years 20–30 68
6–12 years 30–50 90
12–Adult 50–68 135
After the first day, consume a daily volume less than the maximum per day, as directed by your doctor.

 

Hydralyte Oral Electrolyte Powder

Dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea
Age Take in first 6 hours (packets) Maximum per day (packets)
Less than 12 months 1–2 5
1–3 years 2–3 8
3–6 years 3–4 10
6–12 years 4-8 13
12–Adult 8–10 20
After the first day, consume a daily volume less than the maximum per day, as directed by your doctor.

Note: 1 packet prepares 200 mL (7 fl oz)

Why Not Use Flat Soda, Fruit Juice or Sports Drinks to Rehydrate?

Water or sugary drinks (such as flat soda, fruit juice and sports drinks) are not as effective as Hydralyte, as they do not restore lost electrolytes (which help retain the fluid).

Indeed it’s a myth to consume sugary drinks when you’re suffering from vomiting and diarrhea as the excess glucose can impede the hydration process.

How Long to Use Hydralyte

Continue to use Hydralyte while vomiting and/or diarrhea persist and while symptoms of dehydration are present (as advised by your medical professional).

When to Offer Food

Once you or your child is tolerating significant fluids by mouth, a more solid diet can be offered. Avoid sweet, fatty and spicy foods. If hungry, try starchy food such as rice, potatoes, bread, cooked cereals and dry crackers.

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