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Dioralyte Blackcurrant / Citrus / Natural
Dioralyte Natural/Citrus/Blackcurrant 3.56g/470mg/300mg/530mg, Powder for oral solution
Glucose, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, disodium hydrogen citrate
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This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Dioralyte carefully to get the best results from it.
1. What Dioralyte is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Dioralyte
3. How to take Dioralyte
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dioralyte
6. Further information
The name of your medicine is Dioralyte Natural/Citrus/Blackcurrant (called Dioralyte throughout this leaflet). Dioralyte works by replacing the water and salts lost from your body when you have diarrhoea. It contains glucose and salts (these are sodium chloride, potassium chloride and disodium hydrogen citrate). The powder is mixed with water before taking.
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.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dioralyte.
If nausea and vomiting are present with the diarrhoea, small but frequent amounts should be drunk at first.
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 can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Dioralyte works.
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.
This medicine contains glucose, which is a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine contains approximately 300 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each sachet. This is equivalent to 15% of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult.
If you are not sure how to take this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist
Dioralyte must be mixed with water before taking.
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 be a colourless solution.
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.
Adults (including the elderly)
Babies up to 2 years old
This medicine should only be given under the guidance of a doctor
Dioralyte 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 or if you have severe liver or kidney problems. Take the medicine pack with you.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose when you need to.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Dioralyte 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.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Dioralyte after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and sachet after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C. Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
The drink should be made up just before it is going to be taken. Throw away any remaining drink after 1 hour (or 24 hours if stored in a refrigerator).
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Dioralyte Natural/Citrus/Blackcurrant is supplied in foil/laminate sachets available in pack sizes of 6 and 20. Each sachet contains enough powder to make a drink up with 200 ml (7 fl oz) of water.
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This leaflet does not contain all the information about your medicine. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was last revised in December 2020.
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