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Oral Rehydration Therapy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 28, 2021.


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Index Terms

  • Oral Hydration Solutions
  • Oral Replacement Solutions
  • ORS

Dosage Forms

Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.

Packet, Oral:

Ceralyte 50 (1.3-2.2-2.9 g/L): (100)

Ceralyte 50 (potassium free): (100)

Ceralyte 70 [OTC]: (100)

Ceralyte 70 (1.3-2.2-2.9 g/L) [OTC]: (100)

Ceralyte 90 (1.3-3.4-2.9 g/L) [OTC]: (100)

CeraSport [OTC]: (100)

CeraSport EX1 [OTC]: (100)

Emergen-C Electro Mix [OTC]: (1; 30)

Naturalyte [OTC]: (6)

Normalyte [OTC]: (6)

Pedialyte [OTC]: (6)

Pops, Oral:

Oralyte Freezer Pops [OTC]:62.5 mL/dose (16)

Pedialyte Freezer Pops [OTC]: 62.5 mL/dose (16)

Solution, Oral:

Ceralyte 70 [OTC]: (250 mL)

Enfamil Enfalyte [OTC]: (177 mL)

Naturalyte [OTC]: (1,014 mL)

Oralyte [OTC]: (1,000 mL)

Pedialyte Advanced Care [OTC]: (1,000 mL)

Pedialyte Advanced Care Plus [OTC]: (1,000 mL)

Tablet, Oral:

Medi-Lyte [OTC]: (2)

Brand Names: U.S.

  • Ceralyte 50 (potassium free) [OTC]
  • Ceralyte 50 [OTC]
  • Ceralyte 70 [OTC]
  • Ceralyte 90 [OTC]
  • CeraSport EX1 [OTC]
  • CeraSport [OTC]
  • Electro Mix [OTC]
  • Enfamil Enfalyte [OTC]
  • Medi-Lyte [OTC]
  • Naturalyte [OTC]
  • Normalyte [OTC]
  • Oralyte [OTC]
  • Pedialyte Advanced Care Plus [OTC]
  • Pedialyte Advanced Care [OTC]
  • Pedialyte [OTC]

Pharmacologic Category

  • Electrolyte Replacement, Oral
  • Rehydration, Oral

Use: Labeled Indications

Restore or prevent fluid and electrolyte loss due to mild to moderate diarrhea/vomiting or exercise

Patient Education

What is this drug used for?

• It is used to add back fluid after fluid loss.

• It is used to help prevent fluid and electrolyte problems.

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:

• Fluid and electrolyte problems like mood changes, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, abnormal heartbeat, severe dizziness, passing out, fast heartbeat, increased thirst, seizures, loss of strength and energy, lack of appetite, unable to pass urine or change in amount of urine passed, dry mouth, dry eyes, or nausea or vomiting

• 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, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer: 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 limited summary of general information about the medicine's uses from the patient education leaflet and is not intended to be comprehensive. This limited summary does NOT include all information available about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. For a more detailed summary of information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine, please speak with your healthcare provider and review the entire patient education leaflet.

Further information

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