electrolyte replacement - oral, Equalyte, Pedialyte

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GENERIC NAME: ELECTROLYTE REPLACEMENT - ORAL (ee-LECK-troe-lyte)

BRAND NAME(S): Equalyte, Pedialyte

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This product is used to replace fluids and minerals (e.g., sodium, potassium) lost due to diarrhea and vomiting. It helps prevent or treat the loss of too much body water (dehydration). Having the right amount of fluids and minerals is important for the normal functioning of the body.

HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed by your doctor, or follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.If you are using the liquid form, do not mix it with water or other liquids. If your liquid form is a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose.If you are using the powdered form, mix the contents of the packet in 4 ounces (120 milliliters) or 8 ounces (240 milliliters) of water as directed on the product package. Stir until completely dissolved.Do not heat this product unless the product package states that it is okay to do so.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Do not drink fruit juices or eat foods with added salt while taking this product unless directed by your doctor.Tell your doctor if your condition worsens, if it persists for more than 24 hours, or if you also have severe stomach/abdominal pain, blood in the stool/vomit, a fever, or signs of dehydration (e.g., dizziness, decreased urination, severe thirst, very dry mouth, seizures). If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

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