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Electrolyte Side Effects

Generic Name: electrolyte replacement solutions

Note: This document contains side effect information about electrolyte replacement solutions. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Electrolyte.

Applies to electrolyte replacement solutions: oral packet, oral powder for solution, oral powder for suspension, oral solution, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, electrolyte replacement solutions (the active ingredient contained in Electrolyte) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking electrolyte replacement solutions:

Symptoms of too much sodium (salt) in the body

  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • high blood pressure
  • irritability
  • muscle twitching
  • restlessness
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • weakness

Symptoms of too much fluid in the body

  • Puffy eyelids

Some side effects of electrolyte replacement solutions may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

  • Vomiting (mild)

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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