Dioralyte Sachets are a fast and effective rehydration treatment to help replace the loss of fluid and body salts lost when you have diarrhoea. Each sachet of Dioralyte has been carefully designed to contain the perfect balance of essential body salts for your well-being and Glucose (sugars) to help you absorb the body salts and water efficiently.
How To Use:
Dioralyte must be mixed with water before taking.
Prepare the solution just before it is going to be taken.
If refrigerated the solution may be stored for up to 24 hours, otherwise any solution remaining after one hour after reconstitution should be discarded
Do not make in advance.
Only dissolve the powder in water.
Do not dissolve in anything else.
Empty the contents of 1 sachet into a glass
Add 200 ml (7 fl oz) of water.
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
Stir until the powder dissolves When your medicine is fully dissolved, the drink will be a colourless solution.
How Many Sachets To Use:
If you are being sick (vomiting) take the medicine in small sips
If you have diarrhoea, it is best not to eat during the early stages.
If diarrhoea lasts for more than 24 to 36 hours see your doctor
Adults including elderly persons: One to two sachets after each loose stool
Children aged 2 years and over: One sachet after every loose stool
Do not take Dioralyte and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to glucose, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and disodium hydrogen citrate or any of the other ingredients of Dioralyte
Your bowel is partially or fully blocked (called ‘intestinal obstruction’)
Take special care with Dioralyte Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
The diarrhoea has lasted for more than 24 to 36 hours, you may need other treatment
You are on a low potassium or low sodium diet
You have liver or kidney disease
You have diabetes
For infants under 24 months use only on medical advice.
Infants under the age of 24 months that have diarrhoea should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible.
Orders received on Weekdays up to 2pm will usually be processed and dispatched on the same working day. Orders received after 2pm on weekdays will usually be processed and dispatched on the next working day. Orders received after 2pm Friday up to midnight Saturday will usually be dispatched by us, and sorted by An Post on Sunday, for Monday delivery. We deliver from Monday - Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays. Saturday deliveries are only to major towns and cities).