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Oral Rehydration Therapy

Generic name: electrolyte replacement solutions systemic

Brand names: Medi-Lyte, Temp Tabs, Pedialyte, ReVital, Enfalyte, Pedialyte Singles, CeraLyte, ReVital Squeezers, Oralyte, Electrolyte, Revitalice, Kao Lectrolyte, Infalyte, Pedia-Pop Palsicles, Rehydralyte, Pedialyte Freezer Pops, Oralyte Freezer Pop, Equalyte, CeraSport, GNP Pediatric Electrolyte

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)

Use: Labeled Indications

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

Patient Education

  • Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)
  • Have patient report immediately to prescriber signs of fluid and electrolyte problems (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) (HCAHPS).
  • Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for health care professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience, and judgment in diagnosing, treating, and advising patients.

Source: Wolters Kluwer Health. Last updated October 14, 2019.