Vomiting & Diarrhoea
Treatment of Dehydration
Why choose Hydralyte?
Hydralyte is scientifically formulated to contain the correct balance of glucose and electrolytes for rapid rehydration. The formulation is based on the World Health Organisation criteria for effective rehydration.
Water or sugary drinks are not as effective as Hydralyte, as they do not restore lost electrolytes (which retain the fluid).
|Age||Hydralyte™ Ready to Use Electrolyte Solution||Hydralyte™ Flavoured Electrolyte Ice Blocks|
|Under 12 months||100 mL every 90 mins||1 Ice Block every 60 mins|
|1–3 years||100 mL every 90 mins||1 Ice Block every 60 mins|
|3–6 years||100 mL every 60 mins||1 Ice Block every 30 mins|
|6–12 years||100 mL every 30 mins||2 Ice Blocks every 30 mins|
|12–Adult||200 mL every 30 mins||3 Ice Blocks every 30 mins|
|Age||Hydralyte™ Flavoured Electrolyte Powder||Hydralyte™ Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets|
|Take in first 6 hours||Max per day (mL)|
|Under 12 months||100 mL/90 mins||200–400 mL||1000 mL|
|1–3 years||100 mL/90 mins||400–600 mL||1500 mL|
|3–6 years||100 mL/60 mins||600–900 mL||2000 mL|
|6–12 years||100 mL/30 mins||900–1500 mL||2700 mL|
|12–Adult||200 mL/30 mins||1200–2000 mL||4000 mL|
Why not use flat Lemonade?
Water or sugary drinks (such as cordial, flat lemonade and sports drinks) are not as effective as Hydralyte, as they do not restore lost electrolytes (which help retain the fluid).
Indeed it’s a myth to consume sugary drinks when you’re suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea as the excess glucose can impede the hydration process.
How long to use Hydralyte
Continue to use Hydralyte while vomiting and/or diarrhoea persist and while symptoms of dehydration are present.
When to offer Food
Once you or your child is tolerating significant fluids by mouth, a more solid diet can be offered. Avoid sweet, fatty and spicy foods.
If hungry, try starchy food such as rice, potatoes, bread, cooked cereals and dry biscuits.