Dioralyte is indicated for the replacement of essential body water and salts in the treatment of acute diarrhea in infants, children and adults. Early use is important to avoid dehydration, particularly in the young and elderly.
Infants, children and adults
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.
Patient Information Leaflets are updated periodically by the manufacturer
HOW TO USE DIORALYTE
Dissolve contents of one Dioralyte sachet in 200ml (approx. 7 fl oz) of drinking water. Use fresh drinking water for adults and children.
For infants, and where drinking water is unavailable, the water should be freshly boiled then cooled. The solution should be made up immediately before use.
If refrigerated the solution may be stored for up to 24 hours, otherwise any solution remaining one hour after reconstitution should be discarded.
Dioralyte should only be reconstituted with water and to the volume stated. A lesser or greater dilution my result in electrolyte imbalance.
DOSE - unless prescribed otherwise by your doctor
ADULTS (including elderly) - One or two sachets after every loose motion (each sachet dissolved in 200 ml of water)
CHILDREN - One sachet after every loose motion
INFANTS UP TO THE AGE OF 2 - One to one and a half times the normal 24 hour feed volume using Dioralyte solution prepared as directed above. If the illness is not improving within 24-48 hours consult your doctor. When vomiting is present with the diarrhea, it is recommended that small amounts be taken frequently.
Hazards and Cautions
PRECAUTIONS: If you are suffering from intestinal obstruction, diabetes, kidney or liver failure, or are on a low potassium or sodium diet, ask your doctor or pharmacist before using Dioralyte. Infants under the age of 2 years with diarrhea should be seen by a physician as soon as possible.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children
Store below 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
This is a medicine;
- 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 pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from allergies
Sodium chloride, Potassium chloride, Glucose & Disodium hydrogen citrate
Active ingredients: EACH SACHET CONTAINS Sodium chloride 0.47g, potassium chloride 0.30g, glucose 3.56g, disodium hydrogen citrate 0.53g.
Also contains: silicon dioxide, saccharin sodium, blackcurrant flavour.