#1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand
Use Pedialyte rather than juices, soda, sports drinks or water, at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting to help replace lost fluids and electrolytes.
- Great-tasting flavors to help enhance compliance in older infants and children.
- Re-closable plastic liter bottles allow easy measuring and pouring.
- Balanced electrolytes to replace losses and provide maintenance requirements.
- Helps replenish zinc lost during diarrhea.
- Provides glucose to promote sodium and water absorption.
- Low osmolality: 270 mOsm/kg water for flavored.
For infants under 1 year of age: Consult your doctor. For children 1 year of age and older: Offer Pedialyte every 1 to 4 hours. To help maintain proper hydration, the child should consume 1-2 liters (32 to 64 fl oz) per day of any Pedialyte product for as long as diarrhea continues. If there is vomiting or fever, or if diarrhea continues beyond 24 hours, consult your doctor. Do not use if printed band around cap or inner foil seal is missing or broken. Remove protective band and twist off cap. Remove and throw away protective foil seal. After opening, replace cap, refrigerate and use within 48 hours. Store unopened bottles in a cool place, avoid excessive heat. Do not reuse bottle. Ready to use do not add water or dilute. Tastes best served cold.
Pedialyte for Maintenance2
16 to 20
30 to 34
36 to 42
39 to 45
42 to 47
47 to 52
48 to 53
51 to 56
53 to 57
54 to 57
55 to 59
Administration Guide does not apply to infants younger than 1 week of age. For children older than 4 years of age, maintenance intakes may exceed 2 liters daily. If there is vomiting or fever, or if diarrhea continues beyond 24 hours, consult the child's physician.
1 Weight based on the 50th percentile of weight for age for boys from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts. Kuczmarski RJ, Ogden CL, Grummer-Strawn LM, et al: CDC Growth Charts: United States. Data from Vital and Health Statistics of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics. Advance Data, no. 314, December 4, 2000.
2 Fluid intake is total fluid requirement from oral electrolyte solution, formula, or other fluids, but does not take into account ongoing stool losses. Fluid loss in the stool should be replaced by consumption of an extra amount of Pedialyte equal to stool losses, in addition to the fluid maintenance requirement in the Administration Guide.
Dosage: Refer to Administration Guide to restore fluid and minerals lost in diarrhea and vomiting. Pedialyte should be offered frequently in amounts tolerated. Total daily intake should be adjusted to meet individual needs, based on thirst and response to therapy. The suggested intakes for maintenance are based on water requirements for ordinary energy expenditure. (Extrapolated from Barness LA, Curran JS: Nutrition, in Nelson WE (sr ed), Behrman RE, Kliegman RM, Arvin AM (eds): Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,ed 15. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, 1996, pp 141-143.)