SAINSBURYS HEALTHCARE REHYDRATION TREATMENT GRANULES FOR ORAL SOLUTION
Active substance(s): CITRIC ACID ANHYDROUS / DEXTROSE MONOHYDRATE / POTASSIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM CITRATE DIHYDRATE
Each sachet contains 276 mg of sodium.
To be taken into consideration by patients on a
controlled sodium diet.
Each sachet contains 157 mg of potassium.
To be taken into consideration by patients with
reduced kidney function or patients on a
controlled potassium diet.
Granules for Oral Solution
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
take this medicine because it contains
important information you need to know.
This medicine is available without prescription,
however, you still need to use this product
carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this
leaflet as you may need to read it again. Ask your
pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
1. What is this medicine and what is
it used for?
This medicine contains:
• dextrose monohydrate
• sodium chloride
• potassium chloride
• sodium citrate dihydrate
• citric acid anhydrous
They are a combination of salts and sugars which
when used together help replace fluids and salts
lost through diarrhoea.
These sachets are used for the treatment of acute
diarrhoea and for the treatment and prevention of
dehydration (loss of fluids) resulting from diarrhoea.
2. Is this medicine suitable for you?
Do not take this medicine if you:
• are allergic to dextrose monohydrate, sodium
chloride, potassium chloride, sodium citrate
dihydrate, citric acid anhydrous or any of the
• have a bowel that is partially or fully blocked
(called ‘intestinal obstruction’)
• are severely dehydrated
• suffer with phenylketonuria, a rare inherited,
Children under 1 year of age should not be given
this medicine unless advised to do so by a doctor.
If a young child (particularly one under 6 months
of age) has diarrhoea and/or vomiting advice
should be sought from a pharmacist, doctor or
other health care professional. If the diarrhoea
and/or vomiting is severe the child should be seen
by a doctor as soon as possible.
3. How to take this medicine
Mix the contents of 1 sachet with 200 ml (7 fluid
ounces) of fresh drinking water and drink immediately.
When fresh drinking water is not available, freshly
boiled and cooled water should be used.
For infants under 1 year, use freshly boiled and
cooled water only.
Please see your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you:
• suffer from liver or kidney disease, including
difficulty with passing water (urinating)
• are unable to drink or retain fluids
• have diabetes
• have an intolerance to some sugars
• are on a low potassium or low sodium diet
(please see below)
• have symptoms that persist for more than 24 –
48 hours, you should consult your doctor or
pharmacist as other treatment may be needed.
Severe and persistent diarrhoea and/or vomiting
should be treated under medical supervision.
The medicine should be used within 1 hour, but if
refrigerated, can be kept for up to 24 hours.
Adults, the elderly and children over 12 years:
1 or 2 sachets after each loose motion, as required.
Infants under 1 year:
Not to be given unless instructed by your doctor.
In such cases, it is usual to give 1 to 1½ times the
usual 24 hour feed volume of the infant. Ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are not sure
how much to give.
During the first 24 hours of illness, this treatment
should replace normal feeds in bottle fed babies,
gradually resuming normal feeds as the baby
Information about some of the ingredients in
Each sachet contains 3.58 g of glucose (sugar).
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product. This should
be taken into account in patients with diabetes.
In breast fed babies, firstly give the amount of this
medicine recommended and then breast feed
Do not exceed the stated dose. If your
symptoms persist for longer than 24 – 48 hours,
or worsen, you must see a doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too many sachets by mistake, contact
your doctor or pharmacist straight away.
Contains aspartame (E951), a source of
phenylalanine. May be harmful for people with
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Most people do not have any side effects while
taking this medicine. However, if you experience
any side effects, or anything unusual happens,
stop taking the medicine immediately, and see
your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store your medicine
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach
of children. Do not use this medicine after the
expiry date printed on the pack.
Store below 25°C, in a dry place.
6. What is in this medicine?
Children 1 to 12 years:
1 sachet after each loose motion.
Other important information:
Pregnancy and breast feeding: You may take this
product during pregnancy or when breast feeding.
4. Possible side effects
Each 4.97 g sachet of granules contains the
active ingredients: dextrose monohydrate 3.58 g,
sodium chloride 470 mg, potassium chloride
300 mg, sodium citrate dihydrate 390 mg and
citric acid anhydrous 128 mg.
When dissolved in 200 ml of water, each 4.97 g
sachet of granules will produce a blackcurrant
flavoured solution giving the equivalent of: glucose
90 mmol/L, sodium 60 mmol/L, potassium 20
mmol/L, chloride 60 mmol/L and citrate 10 mmol/L.
The other ingredients are: colloidal anhydrous
silica, blackcurrant flavour and aspartame (E951).
This product is available in a pack size of 6 sachets.
7. Who makes this medicine?
The Marketing Authorisation holder and
manufacturer is Wrafton Laboratories Limited,
Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL, United Kingdom.
Text Revised: November 2013.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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