About dehydration treatment

Effective dehydration treatment includes lost fluids and electrolytes replacement, which ensure proper body cell function, maintenance and growth. The chart below shows the main electrolytes and sugar, and some of their functions:

ELECTROLYTE/SUGAR BODY FUNCTION
 Sodium
  • Regulates the amount of water in the body
  • Necessary for many body functions, like transmitting electrical signals in the brain and muscles
 Potassium
  • Regulates how the heart beats
 Chloride
  • Helps maintain a balance of fluids in the body
 Citrate
  • Prevents the body’s tissues from getting too much or too little acid
Glucose
  • Main type of sugar in the blood and the major source of energy needed to fuel the body’s functions

The choice of treatment depends on your age, how badly you are dehydrated and why. Oral rehydration solution, a drink containing a balance of salts and sugars, is the most common treatment for mild and moderate dehydration..

But sometimes rehydration therapy isn’t the answer. Get immediate medical care if you or your child experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea persists for more than 24 hours and is accompanied by fever
  • Symptoms of shock
  • Inability to drink
  • Greatly increased thirst
  • Markedly decreased or absent urine output
  • Sunken eyes
  • Swelling of the feet or lower legs
  • Bloody or mucus-like stools

Electrolyte Gastro® and Pediatric Electrolyte are convenient and great tasting solutions for the treatment of mild to moderate dehydration. They are Balanced Solutions to restore essential fluids/body water, electrolytes and minerals lost through diarrhea, vomiting, and heavy sweating, which can be caused by fever, hot or dry environment, strenuous/vigorous or prolonged exercise. Consider both as a kind of “first aid” for mild and moderate dehydration, and keep them with you at home and when travelling.

Oral rehydration solutions for children

Pediatric Electrolyte drinks provide oral rehydration solution you can trust. It is a specially formulated solution of balanced electrolytes, carbohydrates and water which meets children’s needs. Use Pediatric Electrolyte rather than juices, sport drinks, soft drinks or water as an electrolyte replacement solution for children you can trust!
Available in liquids, freezer pops and travel-ready powder sachets, each Pediatric Electrolyte format comes in an assortment of great tasting kid-friendly flavours such as Apple, Cherry, Fruit, Grape and Bubble Gum.


Use Pediatric Electrolyte drinks to:

  • Restore essential fluids/body water, electrolytes and minerals lost through diarrhea, vomiting, and heavy sweating, which can be caused by fever, hot or dry environment, strenuous/vigorous or prolonged exercise
  • Keep children well hydrated during mild to moderate diarrhea or vomiting
  • Restore fluids when children show signs of mild to moderate dehydration

If a child will not or cannot drink the solution from a cup or bottle, use a medicine dropper or small teaspoon, or try offering Pediatric Electrolyte Freezer Pops.

Pediatric Electrolyte is easily absorbed by the body. If necessary, start with very small amounts administered often, then gradually increase the amount until he or she can drink normally.

Ask your pharmacist about the benefits of Pediatric Electrolyte drinks.

 

Liquids to avoid
The Canadian Pediatric Society discourages the use of fluids containing nonphysiological concentrations of glucose and electrolytes such as fruit juice, sports drinks, carbonated soda, sweetened tea, broth or rice water.

Consult your physician if the child is under two years of age, or if vomiting or diarrhea persists for more than 24 hours and is accompanied by fever.

Oral rehydration solutions for adults

Electrolyte Gastro® is a convenient, great tasting, instant-mix powder drink of balanced electrolytes that restores essential fluids/body water, electrolytes and minerals lost through diarrhea, vomiting, heavy sweating which can be caused by fever, hot or dry environment, strenuous/vigorous or prolonged exercise.

Electrolyte Gastro® is effective for restoring body water and minerals lost in diarrhea and vomiting. It can also prevents dehydration due to heavy sweating caused by fever, hot environment or prolonged exercise. It helps to treat electrolyte imbalance and return your body’s electrolyte balance to its normal state and to reverse mild to moderate dehydration.

  • Powder sachets perfect when you’re at home or on the go

And because Electrolyte Gastro® comes packaged in single-serving, easy-to-mix powder sachets, it’s very easy to take with you, no matter where you’re headed.

Ask your pharmacist about the benefits of Electrolyte Gastro®.

*Tropical punch flavour only – data on file

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