Medicine & Health Children's Medicine Children's Cough, Cold & Flu Pediatric Electrolyte Oral Maintenance Solution
Pediatric Electrolyte Oral Maintenance Solution
Description & Features
Therapeutic oral rehydration solutions created especially for kids! Pediatric Electrolyte has the balanced electrolytes, carbohydrates and water kids need to stay hydrated – without all the sugar found in juices, sports drinks and sodas.
- Ready to use oral rehydration and maintenance solution, great for all ages.
- A balanced formula to restore essential fluids, electrolytes and minerals lost through diarrhea, vomiting or heavy sweating, which can be caused by fever, hot or dry environment, vigorous or prolonged exercise.
- Helps prevent dehydration more effectively than sports drinks, juice, soft drinks or water.
Directions: Children should be given small, frequent and slowly administered amounts of Pediatric Electrolyte. Dosage depends on body weight. Children under 2 years old: Use only on the advice of a physician. Children 2 to 11 years old: At the first sign of diarrhea, vomiting and/0r heavy sweating, give 50–100 mL per kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight over the first 3 to 4 hours. While diarrhea, vomiting and/or heavy sweating continues, give 120 mL for every additional diarrhea or vomiting episode. Maximum 1 L per hour. Adolescents 12 years and over: At the first sign of diarrhea, vomiting and/or heavy sweating, give 50–100 mL per kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight over the first 4 to 6 hours. While diarrhea, vomiting and/or heavy sweating continues, give 200 mL for every additional diarrhea, vomiting or heavy sweating episode. Maximum 1 L per hour. Ready to use, do not dilute. Best when served cold. Refrigerate after opening and use within 48 hours. Do not re-use container.
Medicinal Ingredients (per liter or 4 cups): Sodium (45 mEq); Chloride (35 mEq); Citrate (30 mEq); Potassium (20 mEq); Dextrose (25 g) Sources of Medicinal Ingredients: Dextrose, potassium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate. Energy: 420 KJ (100 Cal) per L.
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Purified Water, Citric Acid.
Caution: Consult a physician if: There is fever, or if vomiting, diarrhea and/or heavy sweating worsens or continues beyond 24 hours; Your child has medical problems relating to kidney, heart or gastrointestinal functions, diabetes, blood pressure or shows signs of severe dehydration including symptoms of shock, is unable to drink, has increased thirst, decreased urination, sunken eyes, swelling of the feet or lower legs and/or bloody or mucus-like stools.
Should you require consultation with a pharmacist, you may contact our Well.ca Pharmacist. Please read the label, warnings and inserts provided by the manufacturer and consult your healthcare professional when purchasing medications or natural health products to be sure the product is right for you.
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