OTC Gastrolyte 5g 10 PkRegular price $12.99 Save $-12.99
Gastrolyte Sachets provide a rehydration solution, used to manage fluid loss due to diarrhea and vomiting. Gastrolyte Sachets help replenish lost fluids and electrolytes. It also helps the intestines absorb water to prevent further dehydration. Gastrolyte Sachets must be used within one hour of making it.
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Each sachet contains 3.56 g of dextrose monohydrate, 0.53 g of disodium citrate, 0.47 g of sodium chloride, and 0.30 g of potassium chloride. A litre of a solution made with 5 sachets contains 60 mmol of sodium, 20 mmol of potassium, 60 mmol of chloride, 10 mmol of bicarbonate, and 90 mmol of dextrose (anhydrous).
Nonmedicinal ingredients: aspartame (as sweetening agent) and silicon dioxide.
The amount of solution you should take depends on your weight. Toddlers, children, and adults should generally take 100 mL to 150 mL per kilogram of body weight (45 mL to 70 mL per pound) each day.
Follow the directions provided with the product you are using. If you are also vomiting, start with small amounts of solution and increase this amount when vomiting subsides.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Freezer pops: Freezer pops may change colour slightly when frozen and may temporarily colour the mouth.
Persistent diarrhea: If diarrhea does not improve within 24 hours after taking this medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Persistent vomiting: See your doctor before taking this medication if you cannot stop vomiting. Children with diarrhea, vomiting, and fever should see a doctor.
Powders: Oral rehydration powders should only be mixed with the specified amount of water to ensure that the amount of sugar and electrolyte in the solution is accurate.