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(Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx)

Formulation : Fruit Sachets

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Gastrolyte /Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx used for?

Gastrolyte is used to prevent dehydration caused by severe diarrhea. This medication will not immediately stop diarrhea, but will provide nutrients lost in the body due to diarrhea.

How should Gastrolyte /Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx be stored?

Store Gastrolyte at room temperature in a tightly closed container. Do not expose Gastrolyte to heat, moisture, or direct light. Do not allow this medication to freeze. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Drink plain water between doses of Gastrol

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Gastrolyte/Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx ?

Take this medication as prescribed to you. When taking the powder form of this medication add 7 ounces of water to one packet of Gastrolyte. Do boil the combination. When giving this medication to children, slowly give them the drink mixture in small spoonfuls. When giving to breast-fed infants they should be given breast milk between doses. Drink plain water between doses of Gastrolyte.

When should Gastrolyte /Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx not be taken?

If you have the inability to drink, or you have intestinal blockage, difficulty urinating, or are prone to vomiting this medication may not be right for you.

What precautions should I follow when taking Gastrolyte /Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx ?

Eat soft foods if possible. This will keep your nutrition up until your diarrhea goes away. Check with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve in 48 hours. Drink plain water between doses of Gastrolyte.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Gastrolyte /Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx ?

Other medications may interfere with Gastrolyte. Consult with your doctor the use of Gastrolyte while taking any other prescription or non-prescription medications.

When should Gastrolyte /Sodium/potassium/glucose - non Rx not be taken?

Severe: Seizures, dizziness, quickened heartbeat, high blood pressure, muscle twitching, irritability, restlessness, weakness, swelling in the hands and feet.

Common: Puffy eyelids.

Other: None.