To maintain proper hydration, 4–8 servings (32 to 64 fl oz) of Pedialyte may be needed per day. If consumption needs are greater than 2 liters, you need to consult your doctor. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your healthcare provider before using this product.
Do not use if you have a medical condition or are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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What can happen if you drink too much Pedialyte?
If you have any serious side effects, you should tell your doctor right away. This medication is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children under 18 years of age. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not stop using any medicine without first talking to your health care provider. It may take up to 4 weeks for the effects of this medicine to show up in your breast milk.
You may need to change your dose or stop taking the medicine if any of these problems occur: breast tenderness or swelling, breast pain, changes in the size or shape of your breasts (breast enlargement), or a change in how much milk you produce (failure to breastfeed).
This medicine may affect your ability to drive a car or operate heavy machinery, such as a forklift or other heavy equipment, for a period of time.
How much Pedialyte can I take at once?
Adults, adolescents, and children have 10 years to take 400 ml–2 l per day as needed or directed by a health-care provider. Children and adolescents (≥ 12 years): Take or give 1.5–3.0 g/kg/day, depending on age and weight. Do not take more than this amount in a 24-hour period.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your healthcare provider before using this product. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Discard unused product at the end of its useful life. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Can I drink an entire bottle of Pedialyte?
The sugar/salt concentration in your bloodstream won’t be affected by pedialyte because it is made so that you can drink as much as you want. You will have to drink more water to get the same amount of sugar, if you drink too much.
If you do not drink enough water, your blood sugar will be too low for your body to function properly. This can lead to hypoglycemia, which is a condition in which the body does not have enough glucose in the blood to carry out the normal functions of the brain and body. It can also cause seizures, coma, and even death.
Is it better to drink Gatorade or Pedialyte?
They have slight differences in their calories, calories in, and calories out. It is possible that Pedialyte is better for dehydration caused by dehydration than it is for dehydration caused by diarrhea.
Can you drink too many electrolytes?
Too much sodium can cause dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea, and too many electrolytes can be bad. If you have too much potassium, you can cause heart arrhythmia, nausea, and vomiting. And too much bicarbonate, or carbonic acid, a byproduct of the breakdown of carbohydrates, is a common cause of acid reflux.
The best way is to take a urine test, which measures the amount of sodium and potassium in your urine. If you’re not getting enough of either of these minerals, you may need to adjust your diet to make up for it.
How much Pedialyte do I take an hour?
The amount of oral rehydration solution given to infants is based on their age, as follows: infants 0 to 6 months old: 30 ml to 90 ml every hour. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider.
Does Pedialyte help poop?
It’s important to realize that Pedialyte and other electrolyte solutions don’t have the same effect on children who have diarrhea as they do on adults. If you are concerned about your child’s health, talk to your pediatrician.