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Electrolyte

Generic Name: electrolyte (e-LECK-troe-lite)
Brand Name: Examples include Medi-Lyte and Temp Tabs

Electrolyte is used for:

Decreasing fatigue, muscle cramps, or heat exhaustion due to excessive sweating. The use of electrolyte for these conditions has not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Electrolyte is an electrolyte combination. It works by replacing electrolytes in the body.

Do NOT use electrolyte if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in electrolyte
  • you have high blood potassium levels

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using electrolyte:

Some medical conditions may interact with electrolyte. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, fluid retention (eg, swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet), intestinal holes or punctures, difficulty urinating, kidney problems, or unexplained rectal bleeding
  • if you have severe or persistent vomiting or severe diarrhea, or you are dehydrated
  • if you have high levels of sodium in the blood
  • if you are unable to properly absorb glucose from food

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with electrolyte. However, no specific interactions with electrolyte are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if electrolyte may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use electrolyte:

Use electrolyte as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take electrolyte with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
  • If you miss a dose of electrolyte, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use electrolyte.

Important safety information:

  • If vomiting, fever, or stomach pain or bloating occurs, or if you have diarrhea that continues for longer than 24 hours, check with your doctor.
  • Electrolyte should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using electrolyte while you are pregnant. It is not known if electrolyte is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use electrolyte, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of electrolyte:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of electrolyte:

Store electrolyte at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep electrolyte out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about electrolyte, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Electrolyte is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take electrolyte or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about electrolyte. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to electrolyte. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using electrolyte.

Issue Date: April 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.2.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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