Product InformationCarbohydrate and electrolytes combination is used to treat or prevent dehydration (the loss of too much water from the body) that may occur with severe diarrhea, especially in babies and young children. Although this medicine does not immediately stop the diarrhea, it replaces the water and some important salts (electrolytes), such as sodium and potassium, that are lost from the body during diarrhea, and helps prevent more serious problems. Some carbohydrate and electrolytes solutions may also be used after surgery when food intake has been stopped.
This medicine is available without a prescription; however, your doctor may have special instructions on the proper use and dose for you or your child. Babies and small children should be given the solution slowly, in small amounts, with a spoon, as often as possible, during the first 24 hours of diarrhea. Take as directed. Do not take it for a longer time than your doctor has recommended. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
*Add 7 ounces of boiled, cooled tap water to the entire contents of one powder packet. Shake or stir the container for 2 or 3 minutes until all the powder is dissolved.
*Do not add more water to the solution after it is mixed.
*Do not boil the solution.
*Make and use a fresh solution each day.
*Make a fresh solution each day. Discard unused solution at the end of each day. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.
*Store the liquid in the refrigerator. However, keep the medicine from freezing.
*Do not store the powder packets in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.