Electrolyte Gastro

    Electrolyte Gastro

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    Preferred taste of 94% of Health Care Professionals*

    When you get sick, the essential minerals and electrolytes lost due to diarrhea and vomiting can’t be replaced by water alone. Restore your body’s natural fluids and electrolytes with Electrolyte Gastro®, a balanced solution effective for the prevention and treatment of dehydration due to diarrhea or vomiting in adults and children.

    Available in a convenient single-serving sachet format that makes it easy to keep handy whether at home or on the go.

    Electrolyte Gastro® is available in two flavours: Orange and Tropical Punch.

    *Data on File for Tropical Punch flavour only.

    Overview:

    • A balanced solution to restore essential fluids, electrolytes and minerals lost through diarrhea and vomiting.
    • Preferred taste of 94% of Health Care Professionals*
    • Convenient single-serving, travel-ready sachets.
    • No artificial colouring.
    • Can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours after reconstitution.

    Therapeutic Class (Gastroenterology):

    Oral Rehydration Solutions

    Form:

    Instant Mix Powder

    Flavors:

    Orange & Tropical Punch

    Format:

    8 single-serving sachets per box

    Ingredients:

    ORANGE AND TROPICAL PUNCH FLAVOURS
    Medicinal Ingredients: Glucose, Sodium Acid Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride.

    When dissolved in water, each sachet provides: Sodium (12.1 mEq); Chloride (12.0 mEq); Citrate (6.0 mEq); Potassium (4.0 mEq); Glucose (3.58 g); Calories (14.3).

    Orange Flavour
    Non-medicinal Ingredients: Orange Flavour, Sodium Saccharin.
    No artificial colouring.

    Tropical Punch Flavour
    Non-medicinal Ingredients: Tropical Punch Flavour, Sodium Saccharin.
    No artificial colouring.

    Indications:

    Restores body water and minerals lost in diarrhea and/or vomiting. Oral rehydration drink for the management of mild or moderate diarrhea and correction of fluid and electrolyte loss in infants, children and adults.

    Dosage and Directions for Use:

    The following is a general guide. Health Care Professionals may provide different regimens. Each carton of 8 sachets provides 8 x 200 mL servings. Electrolyte Gastro® should be given in small, frequent and slowly administered amounts, until thirst is satisfied.

    Above 13 years: 100–200 mL per kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight per 24 hours. For example, adults can typically drink 2 to 3.5 L depending on thirst.
    Children 2 to 13 years old: 50–100 mL per kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight per 24 hours.
    Children under 2 years old: Consult a physician before use.

    Simply dissolve the contents of 1 sachet in 200 mL of clean, preferably cool or cold drinking water, stir well and drink immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 72 hours (3 days). Dispose of any unused portion. Do not boil the solution.

    Warnings and Precautions:

    For oral administration only. Electrolyte Gastro® should never be ingested in its powder form.

    Contact a Health Care Professional:

    • Prior to use in children under 2 years old;
    • If diarrhea persists beyond 24 hours and if diarrhea is accompanied by a persistent fever;
    • Prior to use if symptoms of dehydration, vomiting or diarrhea are severe;
    • Prior to or during treatment if the following symptoms occur: puffy eyelids, dizziness, fast heart beat, irritability, muscle twitching, restlessness, swelling of feet or lower legs, weakness, changes to blood pressure, bloody or mucus-like stools or seizure;
    • Prior to use in frail patients of advanced age;
    • Prior to use in patients with chronic illness (e.g. diabetes mellitus) at risk from secondary complications.

    Do not use if you have kidney problems, severe dehydration with symptoms of shock, diabetes mellitus in which blood sugar is difficult to regulate, the inability to drink, or a gastro-intestinal condition (e.g. intestinal obstruction, paralysis of the intestine or perforated bowel). If mild vomiting occurs at the beginning of oral therapy, stop the therapy for 10 minutes and then continue to slowly administer the solution in small amounts. If you have any unexpected side effects while taking Electrolyte Gastro®, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

    Storage:

    Store box and sachets at room temperature in a dry place.

    For more information, visit www.pendorehydration.com.

    Electrolyte Gastro® is a registered trademark of Pharmascience Inc.

    These products may not be suitable for everyone. Read the labels and follow the directions of use.
    For additional information, contact us at 1-888-550-6060 or by email at medinfo@pendopharm.com.

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