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Information specific to: Dioralyte.

About Dioralyte and how it works

This medicine helps replace salts and water lost by the body when you have diarrhoea. This medicine contains an optimal concentration of glucose and salts. It works by stimulating water and salt absorption from the gut which helps prevent dehydration associated with diarrhoea.

This medicine is available as a powder which must be mixed with water before taking by mouth. The contents of each sachet must be mixed with the recommended amount of drinking water. You must not use more or less than the recommended amount of water to make up the solution as a weaker or stronger solution may not work as well and may also upset the salt and water balance in the body.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 24-48 hours or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Dioralyte

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if this medicine is for someone who:

  • is allergic or sensitive to or has had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • is a child under two years of age
  • has severe diarrhoea or diarrhoea that has lasted for more than 24-48 hours
  • has chronic or persistent diarrhoea
  • has a bowel obstruction
  • has liver problems
  • has kidney problems
  • has diabetes
  • is on a low potassium or sodium diet

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while taking this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Dioralyte

This medicine is not likely to cause any side-effects. If you have side-effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking the medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

You should prepare the solution just before you are going to take it. You must use the prepared solution within an hour of making it up or you may store the prepared solution in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You should only use water to prepare the solution. Do not boil the solution.

This medicine is available in three different flavours: natural, blackcurrant, and citrus.

Store this medicine in the original package to protect it from moisture.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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