If you or your child has lost a lot of fluid because of diarrhea or vomiting, you may need 4–8 servings (32 to 64 ounces) of Pedialyte a day to prevent dehydration. If you get sick for more than a few days, you should talk to your doctor. The most common side effect of ORS is dry mouth. Dry mouth can be a sign of a serious condition, such as a heart attack or stroke.
If you have any of the following signs or symptoms, call your health care provider right away: dry, cracked or bleeding gums; a sore throat; or a runny or stuffy nose. These signs and symptoms may also be signs of other serious conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease or liver disease. Call your healthcare provider if you notice any other symptoms that may be related to your condition.
You should not stop taking your medicine without first talking to a healthcare professional. Do not take more of this medicine than is recommended. This medicine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years of age, and it may not be safe or effective for you if it is used by someone who is younger.
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How much Pedialyte can I take at once?
Adults, adolescents, and children have 10 years to take 400 ml–2 l per day, or as directed by their health care provider. Do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using this product. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Is it OK to drink a whole bottle of Pedialyte?
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 (64 fluid ounces) per 24 hours, you need to consult your doctor.
Is Pedialyte strong enough for adults?
Adults are allowed to drink Pedialyte for treating or preventing dehydration. The pedalyte solution is used to treat or prevent dehydration. It can also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Pediatricians and other health care providers should always check with your child’s doctor before using this product on a child younger than 12 years of age. This product is not intended for use by children younger that age, or by anyone who is pregnant or breast-feeding.
If you have any questions about the safety of the product, please contact your pediatrician or other healthcare provider.
Which is better Gatorade or Pedialyte?
Both are good as oral rehydration solutions, but Pedialyte may be better in some cases due to its lower sugar content. Gatorade’s high sugar content may help fuel athletic performance. If you’re not sure which product is best for you, ask your doctor.
How long does it take to hydrate your body after dehydration?
It usually takes two hours for your body to get back to normal after drinking a lot of water. Water is the best choice when it comes to hydration. Sports drinks can be helpful for athletes who need to replenish their electrolytes, but they are not recommended for people who are dehydrated. If you’re not sure how much water to drink, consult your doctor.