Dioralyte Blackcurrant Oral Electrolyte Powder Sachets work by replacing the water and salts lost from your body when you have diarrhoea. It contains glucose and salts (these are sodium chloride, potassium chloride and disodium hydrogen citrate).
It is suitable for adults and children 2 years and older.
How to use
Dioralyte must be mixed with water before taking.
Prepare just before the medicine is going to be taken. Do not make in advance. If you are giving it to a baby over the course of the day, you can keep the drink in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Only dissolve the powder in water. Do not dissolve it in anything else. Use fresh drinking water for adults and children over 1 year old. If fresh water is not available, use water which has been freshly boiled and cooled. Always use water which has been freshly boiled and cooled for babies aged 3 months to 1 year.
- Empty the contents of 1 sachet into a glass.
- Add 200 ml (7 fl oz) of water.
- Stir until the powder dissolves. When your medicine is fully dissolved, the drink will be a colourless solution. Do not use more or less than 200 ml of water. If you do, the drink will become too weak or too strong. It will not work as well. You may also upset the balance of salts in your body.
Adults (including the elderly): One or two sachets after each loose stool.
Children: One sachet after each loose stool.
Babies up to 2 years old: This medicine should only be given under the guidance of a doctor.
- The doctor will calculate how much to give your baby, depending on how much they weigh. This is usually about one to one and a half times the amount of fluid your baby normally has in 24 hours.
- Initially, if you are bottle feeding or giving other foods this should be stopped.
- If you are breast feeding, continue to feed normally. Your baby may need less breast milk so you may need to express some of your milk.
- If your baby is being sick, you can give 5-10 ml (one or two teaspoons) every 5 minutes. This can be gradually increased until they are able to drink normally.
If you are being sick take the medicine in small sips. It is best not to eat during the early stages of diarrhoea.
Hazards and Cautions
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies
Possible side effects
You should not normally have any side effects. However, if you notice anything unusual, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Store below 25°C.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Glucose, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride and Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.
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