ELECTROLADE ORANGE

Active substance: SODIUM CHLORIDE

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Electrolade
Important information about Electrolade
• This medicine is used to replace essential
body salts and water lost due to diarrhoea and
dehydration.
• It can be taken by all the family.

Talk to your doctor….

• Dissolve the powder in water carefully,
according to the instructions. See section 3.
• Do not keep the solution for more than 24
hours. See section 5.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Electrolade sachets contain powder to dissolve
in water. The solution replaces essential body
salts and water lost due to diarrhoea and
dehydration.

Dosage (continued from overleaf)
Children over 2 years:

• Drink 200ml (one sachet) of Electrolade
solution after each loose bowel movement.
• Up to 12 sachets may be used in 24 hours.
• Avoid eating solids for the first day and drink
Electrolade solution when thirsty.
• Gradually start eating solids during day 2.

Adults

If your symptoms worsen or have not improved
after 24 to 48 hours, you should ask your
doctor for advice.

If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many sachets,
see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with
you to show which medicine you have
swallowed.

• Severe or persistent diarrhoea and sickness.
If this applies, you should seek immediate
attention from a doctor or hospital without
delay.
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.
• Kidney problems.
• An inability to pass urine or you produce
only small amounts of urine.
• A blocked intestine (gut).
• Or are unable to drink or retain fluids.
If these apply you should only use Electrolade
on the doctor’s advice.

Talk to your doctor if you or your
child have….

• Symptoms which carry on for more than
2 days.
• Infants under 2 years with severe diarrhoea
and/or sickness should see a doctor as soon
as possible.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
You can take Electrolade solution when
pregnant or breastfeeding if the doctor has told
you to do so. Talk to your doctor first before
using Electrolade.
If you are also being sick, Electrolade solution
is best sipped a little at a time but frequently.

Important things you need to know
first…..

• Do not add extra sugar or salt to the
Electrolade solution.
• Do not make the solution with too little water
as this may lead to abnormally high levels of
sodium in the blood.
• Do not use too much water as you may not
replace the salts adequately.
• If you are diabetic, you should take account of
the sugar in this medicine.

Preparing the solution
For infants under 2 years:
• Add the contents of one sachet to 200ml of
freshly boiled and cooled drinking water. Stir
to dissolve.
• Do not reheat this solution.
For adults and children over 2 years:
• Add the contents of one sachet to 200ml of
fresh, cool drinking water. Stir to dissolve.

Dosage
Infants under 2 years
• Stop all feeds except breastfeeding for 24 hours.
• Give the baby Electrolade solution at 1 to 11⁄2
times the volume of normal feed.
• If you are breastfeeding, you should give the
Electrolade solution before the feed.
• Normal feeding should only be re-introduced
when the symptoms are improving.
• Re-start normal feeds gradually to make up
the total daily fluid requirement.
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4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

There are no known side effects from using this
medicine when used as directed. If you notice
any side effects, stop using this medicine and
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What is in this medicine

5. Storing this medicine
• Throw away any unused solution or cover it
and keep it in the fridge for not more than
24 hours.
• Do not store the sachets above 25°C.
• Protect the sachets from moisture.
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

The active ingredients per sachet are:
sodium chloride 0.236g; potassium chloride
0.3g; sodium bicarbonate 0.5g; dextrose
anhydrous 4g.
The other ingredients are:
sodium saccharin, flavour.
When made as directed, Electrolade solution
contains in mmol/litre: glucose 111, sodium 50,
chloride 40 bicarbonate 30 and potassium 20.

What the medicine looks like

Electrolade sachets contain white powder which
dissolves in water to produce a clear colourless
solution. Banana, blackcurrant, orange and
lemon & lime flavours are available.
They are supplied in packs of 6 or 20 sachets.

Marketing authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf
Reykjavíkurvegi 76-78
220 Hafnarfjordur
Iceland

Manufacturer

Wasdell Packaging Ltd, Upper Mills Estate,
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 2BJ,
United Kingdom.
This leaflet was revised in November 2009
Electrolade is a trade mark of
Actavis Group PTC ehf
WASPL010

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• Drink 200 to 400ml (one to two sachets) of
Electrolade solution after each loose bowel
movement.
• Up to 16 sachets may be used in 24 hours.
• Avoid eating solids for the first day and drink
Electrolade solution when thirsty.
• Gradually start eating solids during day 2.

Do not use the medicine if you or
your child have….

3. How to use this medicine

FRONT FACE TOP

• As soon as possible if a child under 2 years
has severe diarrhoea and/or sickness.
• If you still have symptoms after 2 days or if
you get frequent symptoms. See section 2.

2. Before you use this
medicine

Electrolade
Important information about Electrolade
• This medicine is used to replace essential
body salts and water lost due to diarrhoea and
dehydration.
• It can be taken by all the family.

Talk to your doctor….

• Dissolve the powder in water carefully,
according to the instructions. See section 3.
• Do not keep the solution for more than 24
hours. See section 5.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Electrolade sachets contain powder to dissolve
in water. The solution replaces essential body
salts and water lost due to diarrhoea and
dehydration.

Dosage (continued from overleaf)
Children over 2 years:

• Drink 200ml (one sachet) of Electrolade
solution after each loose bowel movement.
• Up to 12 sachets may be used in 24 hours.
• Avoid eating solids for the first day and drink
Electrolade solution when thirsty.
• Gradually start eating solids during day 2.

Adults

If your symptoms worsen or have not improved
after 24 to 48 hours, you should ask your
doctor for advice.

If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many sachets,
see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with
you to show which medicine you have
swallowed.

• Severe or persistent diarrhoea and sickness.
If this applies, you should seek immediate
attention from a doctor or hospital without
delay.
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.
• Kidney problems.
• An inability to pass urine or you produce
only small amounts of urine.
• A blocked intestine (gut).
• Or are unable to drink or retain fluids.
If these apply you should only use Electrolade
on the doctor’s advice.

Talk to your doctor if you or your
child have….

• Symptoms which carry on for more than
2 days.
• Infants under 2 years with severe diarrhoea
and/or sickness should see a doctor as soon
as possible.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
You can take Electrolade solution when
pregnant or breastfeeding if the doctor has told
you to do so. Talk to your doctor first before
using Electrolade.
If you are also being sick, Electrolade solution
is best sipped a little at a time but frequently.

Important things you need to know
first…..

• Do not add extra sugar or salt to the
Electrolade solution.
• Do not make the solution with too little water
as this may lead to abnormally high levels of
sodium in the blood.
• Do not use too much water as you may not
replace the salts adequately.
• If you are diabetic, you should take account of
the sugar in this medicine.

Preparing the solution
For infants under 2 years:
• Add the contents of one sachet to 200ml of
freshly boiled and cooled drinking water. Stir
to dissolve.
• Do not reheat this solution.
For adults and children over 2 years:
• Add the contents of one sachet to 200ml of
fresh, cool drinking water. Stir to dissolve.

Dosage
Infants under 2 years
• Stop all feeds except breastfeeding for 24 hours.
• Give the baby Electrolade solution at 1 to 11⁄2
times the volume of normal feed.
• If you are breastfeeding, you should give the
Electrolade solution before the feed.
• Normal feeding should only be re-introduced
when the symptoms are improving.
• Re-start normal feeds gradually to make up
the total daily fluid requirement.
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4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

There are no known side effects from using this
medicine when used as directed. If you notice
any side effects, stop using this medicine and
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What is in this medicine

5. Storing this medicine
• Throw away any unused solution or cover it
and keep it in the fridge for not more than
24 hours.
• Do not store the sachets above 25°C.
• Protect the sachets from moisture.
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

The active ingredients per sachet are:
sodium chloride 0.236g; potassium chloride
0.3g; sodium bicarbonate 0.5g; dextrose
anhydrous 4g.
The other ingredients are:
sodium saccharin, flavour.
When made as directed, Electrolade solution
contains in mmol/litre: glucose 111, sodium 50,
chloride 40 bicarbonate 30 and potassium 20.

What the medicine looks like

Electrolade sachets contain white powder which
dissolves in water to produce a clear colourless
solution. Banana, blackcurrant, orange and
lemon & lime flavours are available.
They are supplied in packs of 6 or 20 sachets.

Marketing authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf
Reykjavíkurvegi 76-78
220 Hafnarfjordur
Iceland

Manufacturer

Famar France, 1 Avenue du Champ du Mars,
F45072, Orleans, Cedex 02, France.
This leaflet was revised in May 2008
Electrolade is a trade mark of
Actavis Group PTC ehf
FAMPL002
41951-04200801/GB

REVERSE FACE TOP

• Drink 200 to 400ml (one to two sachets) of
Electrolade solution after each loose bowel
movement.
• Up to 16 sachets may be used in 24 hours.
• Avoid eating solids for the first day and drink
Electrolade solution when thirsty.
• Gradually start eating solids during day 2.

Do not use the medicine if you or
your child have….

3. How to use this medicine

FRONT FACE TOP

• As soon as possible if a child under 2 years
has severe diarrhoea and/or sickness.
• If you still have symptoms after 2 days or if
you get frequent symptoms. See section 2.

2. Before you use this
medicine

Electrolade
Important information about Electrolade
• This medicine is used to replace essential
body salts and water lost due to diarrhoea and
dehydration.
• It can be taken by all the family.

Talk to your doctor….

• Dissolve the powder in water carefully,
according to the instructions. See section 3.
• Do not keep the solution for more than 24
hours. See section 5.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you
use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Electrolade sachets contain powder to dissolve
in water. The solution replaces essential body
salts and water lost due to diarrhoea and
dehydration.

Dosage (continued from overleaf)
Children over 2 years:

• Drink 200ml (one sachet) of Electrolade
solution after each loose bowel movement.
• Up to 12 sachets may be used in 24 hours.
• Avoid eating solids for the first day and drink
Electrolade solution when thirsty.
• Gradually start eating solids during day 2.

Adults

If your symptoms worsen or have not improved
after 24 to 48 hours, you should ask your
doctor for advice.

If you take too many
If you accidentally take too many sachets,
see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with
you to show which medicine you have
swallowed.

• Severe or persistent diarrhoea and sickness.
If this applies, you should seek immediate
attention from a doctor or hospital without
delay.
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.
• Kidney problems.
• An inability to pass urine or you produce
only small amounts of urine.
• A blocked intestine (gut).
• Or are unable to drink or retain fluids.
If these apply you should only use Electrolade
on the doctor’s advice.

Talk to your doctor if you or your
child have….

• Symptoms which carry on for more than
2 days.
• Infants under 2 years with severe diarrhoea
and/or sickness should see a doctor as soon
as possible.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
You can take Electrolade solution when
pregnant or breastfeeding if the doctor has told
you to do so. Talk to your doctor first before
using Electrolade.
If you are also being sick, Electrolade solution
is best sipped a little at a time but frequently.

Important things you need to know
first…..

• Do not add extra sugar or salt to the
Electrolade solution.
• Do not make the solution with too little water
as this may lead to abnormally high levels of
sodium in the blood.
• Do not use too much water as you may not
replace the salts adequately.
• If you are diabetic, you should take account of
the sugar in this medicine.

Preparing the solution
For infants under 2 years:
• Add the contents of one sachet to 200ml of
freshly boiled and cooled drinking water. Stir
to dissolve.
• Do not reheat this solution.
For adults and children over 2 years:
• Add the contents of one sachet to 200ml of
fresh, cool drinking water. Stir to dissolve.

Dosage
Infants under 2 years
• Stop all feeds except breastfeeding for 24 hours.
• Give the baby Electrolade solution at 1 to 11⁄2
times the volume of normal feed.
• If you are breastfeeding, you should give the
Electrolade solution before the feed.
• Normal feeding should only be re-introduced
when the symptoms are improving.
• Re-start normal feeds gradually to make up
the total daily fluid requirement.
WASPL011

Turn over

4. Possible side effects

6. Further information

There are no known side effects from using this
medicine when used as directed. If you notice
any side effects, stop using this medicine and
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What is in this medicine

5. Storing this medicine
• Throw away any unused solution or cover it
and keep it in the fridge for not more than
24 hours.
• Do not store the sachets above 25°C.
• Protect the sachets from moisture.
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

The active ingredients per sachet are:
sodium chloride 0.236g; potassium chloride
0.3g; sodium bicarbonate 0.5g; dextrose
anhydrous 4g.
The other ingredients are:
sodium saccharin, flavour.
When made as directed, Electrolade solution
contains in mmol/litre: glucose 111, sodium 50,
chloride 40 bicarbonate 30 and potassium 20.

What the medicine looks like

Electrolade sachets contain white powder which
dissolves in water to produce a clear colourless
solution. Banana, blackcurrant, orange and
lemon & lime flavours are available.
They are supplied in packs of 6 or 20 sachets.

Marketing authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf
Reykjavíkurvegi 76-78
220 Hafnarfjordur
Iceland

Manufacturer

Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK
This leaflet was revised in January 2010
Electrolade is a trade mark of
Actavis Group PTC ehf
WASPL011

REVERSE FACE TOP

• Drink 200 to 400ml (one to two sachets) of
Electrolade solution after each loose bowel
movement.
• Up to 16 sachets may be used in 24 hours.
• Avoid eating solids for the first day and drink
Electrolade solution when thirsty.
• Gradually start eating solids during day 2.

Do not use the medicine if you or
your child have….

3. How to use this medicine

FRONT FACE TOP

• As soon as possible if a child under 2 years
has severe diarrhoea and/or sickness.
• If you still have symptoms after 2 days or if
you get frequent symptoms. See section 2.

2. Before you use this
medicine

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