Dioralyte is recommended for the replacement of essential water and salt loss in infants, children and adults from whatever cause and in the treatment of watery diarrhoea of various causes. Early use is important to avoid dehydration, particularly in the young and elderly.
How to prepare :
Empty contents of one Dioralyte sachet into a glass
Add 200ml (7fl oz) of fresh drinking water*
Stir well until dissolved
*For infants or where drinking water is not available the water should be freshly boiled and cooled. It is important to prepare Dioralyte correctly with not too much nor too little water. Do not boil Dioralyte solution or make it stronger.
The solution should be prepared immediately before being taken, and any remaining after one hour should be thrown away, unless it is kept in a refrigerator, in which case it can be used for up to 24 hours. Dioralyte should only be prepared in water.
When to take Dioralyte Citrus :
In the early stages of diarrhoea all foods (except breast milk in breast fed infants) should be stopped, but as illness improves, usually after 24 to 48 hours the normal diet should be gradually resumed.
Infants : When medically recommended the usual dosage is one, to one-and-a-half times the usual 24 hour feed volume of Dioralyte solution prepared as directed. However, your doctor may advice a different volume to give, dependent on the infants condition.
Children aged 1 to 12 years : The powder in one sachet dissolved in 200ml (7fl oz) of water after each loose bowel motion.
Adults (including Elderly) Persons : The powder in one sachet dissolved in 200ml (7fl oz) of drinking water or the contents of two sachets dissolved in 400ml (14fl oz) of drinking water after each loose bowel motion. When vomiting is present with the diarrhoea, it is recommended that small amounts be taken frequently. However, it is important that the whole of the required volume of Dioralyte be taken. If symptoms persist and no improvement is seen after 36 hours medical advice must be sought. Dioralyte is not normally harmful if more than the recommended amount is taken. If excessive amounts are taken you should seek your doctor's advice
Drug Interaction Precautions :
Ask your doctor before taking this medicine if :
* You have persistent vomiting
* You are suffering from an intestinal obstruction (which may give you severe pain or swelling)
* You have kidney or liver trouble
* You are already taking any other medicines from your doctor
Always ensure that each sachet is dissolved in 200ml (7 fl oz) of water
If more than the recommended amount of water is used, the solution will become too weak and not have the most effective concentration for water and salt absorption. If less than the recommended amount of water is used, the solution will be too concentrated and give rise to water loss instead of absorption.
This medicine contains saccharin
If you have any difficulty in following the instructions, ask for advice at your local pharmacy.
Pregnant or Breast-feeding - Dioralyte may be taken if you are pregnant or breast-feeding but it is advisable to seek your doctor's advice if you have diarrhoea.
Use in Children - This medicine should only be given to infants under 1 year of age under medical supervision.
After using Dioralyte Citrus - you should not normally experience any undesirable effects. However, should you notice anything unusual tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines safely away from children
Store in a cool dry place
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton or sachet
Each Sachet contains : Glucose 3.56g, Sodium Chloride 0.47g, Potassium Chloride 0.30g and Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 0.53g as active ingredients.
Also contains : Silicon Dioxide, Saccharin Sodium, Lemona and Lime Flavour