Dioralyte Relief Sachets
- Powder for oral solution
- Clinically proven
- Available in Blackcurrant & Raspberry flavours
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What is Dioralyte?
Dioralyte sachets are powered electrolytes that are important to avoid dehydration when experiencing diarrhoea and vomiting.
They work by replacing lost salts from the body which are important in keeping you hydrated. These promote fluid absorption from the body and assist in preventing dehydration. This effect also helps in returning watery stools back to normal. The powder is a mix of sodium citrate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride and is to be mixed in clean water before taking.
Is Dioralyte effective?
Dioralyte has been clinically proven to quickly replace lost water and body salts often the result of diarrhoea and vomiting. Early use has been shown to be best in avoiding dehydration, especially in the young and elderly.
If you experience worsening symptoms within 24-48 hours consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How to take Dioralyte
If you are unsure of how to use Dioralyte after reading this, ensure you speak to a pharmacist before using Dioralyte.
Prepare the Dioralyte just when it is required, do not premake it if possible. Mix the contents of one Dioralyte sachet into 200mL (7 fl oz) of drinking water. Do not mix with anything other than water. If drinking water is unavailable, use water that has been freshly boiled and cooled.
Stir the water containing the powder until it has fully dissolved.
It is recommended for adults to use ONE sachet after every loose motion up to a maximum of 5 in 24 hours. Each sachet should be mixed with 200mL of drinkable water. If you are experiencing nausea, it is recommended you only take small sips of the medicine as large gulps may worsen nausea.
If prepared before required or you cannot finish a dose, you may store the prepared medicine for up to 24 hours in a refrigerator.
Mix ONE sachet with 200mL of water and take after each loose bowel motion
|Type of medicine|
Replaces lost fluids and salts from conditions such as diarrhoea
Sodium citrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride & pre-cooked rice powder
Can include slight nausea if ingested quickly
Dioralyte side effects
Like all medicines, there is the potential for this medicine to cause side effects. This medicine is fairly well tolerated, however, if nauseous it may cause worsened nausea if ingested too quickly. If you experience any signs of an allergy such as a rash, swallowing or breathing problems or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, stop taking the medicine and seek medical attention.
Before you take any medicine, you should read the patient information leaflet.
Do not take Dioralyte Relief and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to pre-cooked rice powder, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride or any of the other ingredients of Dioralyte Relief. Signs of an allergic reaction include a rash,
swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
- Your bowel is partially or fully blocked (intestinal obstruction).
- You have severe kidney or liver disease
- You have something called "phenylketonuria" (a rare illness passed on in families)
- The child taking the medicine is under 3 months old
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dioralyte Relief.
Take special care with Dioralyte Relief and check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
- You have something called an electrolyte imbalance (unusual levels of salts in your body)
- The child taking the medicine is under 1 year old
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dioralyte Relief.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Dioralyte Relief
Dioralyte Relief contains a source of phenylalanine (aspartame). This may be harmful to people with something called phenylketonuria.
Dioralyte Relief contains 2.5 vol % ethanol (alcohol). One dose contains 191 mg of ethanol, which is about the same amount of alcohol as 4 ml of beer or 1.7 ml of wine. This can be harmful to people with a drinking problem. Also take this into account if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or giving this to a child, have liver disease or epilepsy.
The active ingredients: pre-cooked rice powder, sodium citrate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride
The other ingredients are hypromellose, aspartame, blackcurrant/raspberry flavour, purified water and ethanol 96%
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