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Gastrolyte Electrolyte Hydration Sachets -  -  - 10 Orange Flavour Sachets Gastrolyte Electrolyte Hydration Sachets Brand New Zealand 10 Orange Flavour Sachets OTC $11.20 Add

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Gastrolyte electrolyte hydration sachets assists rapid rehydration. Dehydration can be caused by vomiting, diarrhoea, colds and flu, fever and sweating from physical activity. Gastrolyte can be consumed everyday as required to maintain healthy hydration levels. It is suitable for paediatric use and during pregnancy.

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Empty contents of one sachet in 200ml of fresh, cold drinking water. For infants under 2 years use freshly boiled and cooled water.
  2. Stir well before drinking. Drink solution frequently while the diarrhoea or dehydration lasts. If nausea or vomiting is present, drink small amounts of solution.
  3. Use water only to mix. Never dilute with lemonade, soft drinks, cordials or any fluid other than water.
  4. Made-up solution may be used for up to 24 hours if kept refrigerated, otherwise discard within 1 hour. 

WARNINGS: Seek medical advice if diarrhoea persists for more than:

  • 6 hours in babies under 6 months
  • 12 hours in children under 3 years
  • 24 hours in children 3-6 years
  • 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years

Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Contains glucose, saccharin and potassium. If you have kidney disease or are taking heart or blood pressure medicines, consult your Doctor or Pharmacist before use. Keep out of reach of children. Each sachet contains 278mg (12mmol) of sodium. Do not use if sachet is torn. Store below 25 degrees celsius in a dry place.

 

DOSAGE CHART: For dehydration caused by diarrhoea and vomiting 

Age and average body weight    In the first 6 hours     Every 6 hours

                                                                                         thereafter 

Under 12 months (less than 10Kg)        200-360mL             150-210mL

1-3 years (10-14Kg)                            360-500mL             300-420mL

3-6 years (14-21Kg)                            500-760mL             450-630mL

6-12 years (21-40Kg)                         760-1440mL            600-840mL

12 years - Adult (above 40Kg)           1440-2000mL           900-1260mL

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (1 SACHET): Glucose 3.56g; Potassium chloride 0.30g (300mg); Sodium chloride 0.47g (470mg), Sodium acid citrate 0.53g (530mg)

When made up to 200mL, the resulting solution contains: Sodium 60mmol/L, Potassium 20mmol/L, Chloride 60mmol/L, Citrate 10mmol/L, Glucose 90mmol/L 

 

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