This medicine works by replacing all the lost minerals, water and salts taken away from your body when you experience diarrhoea.Dioralyte blackcurrant should be mixed with water for best results. It contains glucose and is designed to treat dehydration by replacing the loss of electrolytes in the body.
Do not take if:
Take care and talk to you doctor first if:
Contact your doctor or another healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also contact your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or think you might be already.
To take this medicine, mix it with water immediately before taking. If you are planning to use Dioralyte throughout the day, you can refrigerate it for up to 24 hours.
It is recommended for adults to take one or two sachets after each loose stool. For children, take one sachet after each loose stool.
If you exceed the recommended dosage:
This treatment should not affect you if taken more than it should be. However, if large amounts are consumed, talk to your doctor or visit your nearest hospital straight away. This is very important if this happens to a baby or child, and if you suffer from severe liver or kidney problems.
If you miss your dose:
If you accidentally miss taking a sachet, do not double up on dosage, simply continue as normal.
Stop taking this medicine if you experience an allergic reaction when taking Dioralyte, the signs of this may include:
Your body becomes dehydrated when losing water, this can happen for several reasons. These can include illness, sport and exercise, and alcohol.
Hydration is the measurement of fluid in the body. The more hydrated we are, the better our body can perform vital functions.
It is recommended to only use Dioralyte after diarrhoea, do not take these sachets when fatigued from sport or if you are hungover.
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