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Pedialyte (Oral Solution, Freezer-Pops, and Jell Cups)

Generic Name: Electrolyte Oral Solution, Freezer-Pops, and Jell Cups (e LECK troe lite)
Brand Name: Baby Darling’s Pediatric Electrolyte, CeraLyte 70, CeraSport, Enfalyte, Enfamil Enfalyte, ...show all 12 brand names.

Uses of Pedialyte:

  • It is used to add back fluid after fluid loss.
  • It is used to help prevent fluid and electrolyte problems.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Pedialyte?

  • If you have an allergy to Pedialyte (electrolyte oral solution, freezer-pops, and jell cups) or any part of this medicine.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Pedialyte with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Pedialyte?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • If you have fever or throwing up, or if you have loose stools (diarrhea) that lasts more than 24 hours, talk with the doctor.
  • If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your doctor. Some products have phenylalanine.
  • Do not give to a child less than 1 year of age without first talking with the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Pedialyte while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Pedialyte) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Freeze pops:

  • Can be eaten without freezing. Tastes best when frozen.
  • Use clean scissors to cut off top of plastic sleeve.
  • Push up from bottom of sleeve.

Oral solution:

  • Do not add water or other liquid to water down.
  • Chill the solution to make it taste better.

Jell cups:

  • Do not add water or other liquid to water down.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • This medicine is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of fluid and electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, very bad dizziness or passing out, fast heartbeat, more thirst, seizures, feeling very tired or weak, not hungry, unable to pass urine or change in the amount of urine produced, dry mouth, dry eyes, or very bad upset stomach or throwing up.

What are some other side effects of Pedialyte?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Side Effects (complete list)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Pedialyte?

All products:

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Protect from heat.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

Freeze pops:

  • Throw away any unused portion.

Oral solution:

  • If single use product, throw away any unused part after first use.
  • Store opened bottle in refrigerator.
  • Do not keep and or use for longer than what is says on the product label.

Jell cups:

  • After opening, you may refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Pedialyte, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. 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 Pedialyte. 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 the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Pedialyte.

Review Date: November 1, 2017

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