Pedialyte: Uses, indications and precautions when using

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Pedialyte is a group of Dextrose electrolytes. Pedialyte is often used to replace fluids and minerals such as sodium and potassium from the body that are dehydrated in cases such as diarrhea, vomiting.

1. What does Pedialyte do?

Pedialyte is used to replenish fluids and minerals, to help prevent or treat excessive loss of water in the body (dehydration).
The drug also contains the necessary amount of fluids and minerals to help the body function properly.

2. How to use Pedialyte

Drugs for oral use, can be produced in liquid or powder form If you are using the liquid form, shake the bottle well before taking, for powder, mix the ingredients of the pack into water as directed above Packaging Products. Do not heat this medication unless the product packaging says you can do so.
Pedialyte dosage is based on your medical condition and how well your body responds to treatment. Do not drink juices or eat foods with added salt while taking Pedialyte, unless authorized by your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition worsens, such as stomach pain, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, bloody stools, fever, or signs of dehydration.

3. Undesirable effects when using Pedialyte

When taking Pedialyte medicine, the body may experience some unwanted effects, including:
Mild nausea, vomiting (these effects can be reduced by taking the medicine slowly with a small amount with a spoon. ). Serious side effects, including dizziness, weakness, swollen ankles, swollen feet, mood swings. Rarely, serious allergic reactions, including generalized rash, itching, swelling, dizziness with difficulty breathing. This is an incomplete list of Pedialyte side effects. If you experience other effects or these effects persist or worsen, talk to your doctor right away to find a solution.
Buồn nôn là một trong những tác dụng phụ khi sử dụng thuốc Pedialyte,

4. Some notes when using Pedialyte

Before using Pedialyte medicine, keep the following in mind:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to the drug or its ingredients or any other allergies. If you have any health problems, including an inability to keep fluids in the stomach, difficulty urinating, intestinal obstruction. Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use, including over-the-counter Pedialyte and herbs. If you are pregnant and breastfeeding, you should consult a doctor to avoid affecting the health of the baby.

5. Drug interactions

Co-administration of more than one drug may lose or reduce the benefits of each drug. Therefore, absolutely do not arbitrarily adjust the dose, including increasing or decreasing as well as combining drugs together without the consent of the doctor. Some products that may interact with Pedialyte are mineral supplements (such as potassium).

6. Overdose phenomenon

Overdose is the phenomenon where the patient uses more drugs than prescribed by the doctor. Symptoms of overdose may include:
Shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat. Illusion. Faint . Convulsions. The medicine should be stored in a dry place, away from direct sunlight and high humidity. Keep medicine away from children and pets. When no longer in use or the drug has expired, it must be disposed of in the correct place and according to the manufacturer's instructions to protect the environment.

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