Dioralyte Relief Blackcurrant. Dioralyte Relief works by replacing the water and salts lost from your body when you have diarrhoea. It helps the watery stools return to normal. It contains pre-cooked rice powder and salts (these are sodium citrate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride). The powder is mixed with water before taking.
This pack contains 20 sachets.
Approved by Sumaiya Patel- Pharmacist on the 23/04/2021 For more information, view our medical team
Always use Dioralyte Relief exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Preparing this medicine Dioralyte Relief must be mixed with water before taking. • Prepare just before the medicine is going to be taken. Do not make in advance. If you are giving it to a baby over the course of the day, you can keep the drink in a refrigerator for up to 24 hours • Only dissolve the powder in water. Do not dissolve it in anything else • Use fresh drinking water for adults and children over 1 year old. If fresh water is not available, use water which has been freshly boiled and cooled • Always use water which has been freshly boiled and cooled for babies aged 3 months to 1 year
1 Empty the contents of 1 sachet into a glass
2 Add 200 ml (7 fl oz) of water
3 Stir until the powder dissolves
When your medicine is fully dissolved, the drink will look milky Do not use more or less than 200 ml of water. If you do, the drink will become too weak or too strong. It will not work as well. You may also upset the balance of salts in your body.
How many sachets to take
Adults (including the elderly) and children over 1 year • One sachet after each loose stool • You can take up to 5 sachets each day, for up to 3 to 4 days. Do not take more than 5 sachets in 24 hours
Babies aged 3 months to 1 year (to be given under the guidance of a doctor) • The amount depends on how much the baby weighs. The usual dose is 150-200 ml of the drink for each kg of the baby’s weight, each day. This can be given over 24 hours • Give half the drink during the first 8 hours and the other half during the next 16 hours
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how much to give • If your baby is being sick, you can give 5-10 ml (one or two teaspoons) every 5 minutes. This can be gradually increased until they are able to drink normally.
If you take more Dioralyte Relief than you should Dioralyte Relief is not normally harmful if you take more than you should. However, if large amounts are taken, you should talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. This is particularly important if it is a child or baby. Take the medicine pack with you.
If you forget to take your Dioralyte Relief Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose when you need to.
Do not take Dioralyte Relief and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if: You are allergic (hypersensitive) to pre-cooked rice powder, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride or any of the other ingredients of Dioralyte Relief : Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue Your bowel is partially or fully blocked (called ‘intestinal obstruction’) You have severe kidney or liver disease You have something called ‘phenylketonuria’ (a rare illness passed on in families) The child taking the medicine is under 3 months old Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dioralyte Relief. Take special care with Dioralyte Relief
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if: You have something called an ‘electrolyte imbalance’ (unusual levels of salts in your body) You are on a low potassium or low sodium diet The child taking the medicine is under 1 year old Infants under the age of 2 with diarrhoea should be seen by a health care provider as soon as possible. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dioralyte Relief.
Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Dioralyte Relief can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Dioralyte Relief works
. Pregnancy and breast-feeding Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This includes if you are planning to get pregnant or think that you might be pregnant.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Dioralyte Relief Dioralyte Relief contains a source of phenylalanine (aspartame). This may be harmful to people with something called ‘phenylketonuria’. Dioralyte Relief contains 2.5 vol % ethanol (alcohol). One dose contains 191 mg of ethanol, which is about the same amount of alcohol as 4 ml of beer or 1.7 ml of wine. This can be harmful to people with a drink problem. Also take this into account if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or giving this to a child, have liver disease or epilepsy
This medicine contains 190 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each sachet. This is equivalent to 10 % of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult. This medicine contains 156 mg potassium per sachet. To be taken into consideration by patients with reduced kidney function or patients on a controlled potassium diet.
Like all medicines, Dioralyte Relief can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. However, if you notice anything unusual, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You should not normally have any side effects.
Stop taking Dioralyte Relief and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if: • You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue Reporting of side effects
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Dioralyte Sachets Blackcurrant contains:
The active substances are pre-cooked rice powder, sodium citrate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride
The other ingredients are hypromellose, aspartame, blackcurrant flavour 501017 or raspberry flavouring 611417E, purified water and ethanol 96%
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