Gastrolyte Effervescent Tablets Blackcurrant 20
A balanced solution of glucose and electrolytes that helps rehydrate the body quickly during dehydrating illnesses such as diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, colds and flu.
Gastrolyte electrolyte rehydration formula contains no artificial colours or flavours and is suitable for the family.
Signs of mild dehydration include dry or sticky mouth, lethargy, decreased urinary output (or darker in colour), sunken eyes, sunken fontanelle (soft spot on infant's head) and headache.
Seek medical advice if your condition worsens or diarrhoea persists for more than: 6 hours in babies under 6 months old; 12 hours in children under 3 years; 24 hours in children 3-6 years; 48 hours in adults and children over 6 years. If you have kidney disease or are taking heart or blood pressure medicines consult your Doctor or Pharmacist before use.Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Contains glucose, saccharin and potassium. Keep out of reach of children.
Each sachet contains 278mg (12mmol) of sodium which should be taken into account by those on a low sodium diet.
Store below 25C in a dry place.
sodium chloride 0.117g (117mg)
anhydrous citric acid 0.384g (384mg)
potassium chloride 0.186g (186mg)
anhydrous glucose 1.62g
sodium bicarbonate 0.336g (336mg)
- Dissolve 2 tablets in 200mL of fresh, cold drinking water. For infants under 2 years use freshly boiled and cooled water.
- Stir well until the tablet has completely dissolved. Drink solution frequently while the diarrhoea or dehydration lasts. If nausea or vomiting is present, drink small, frequent amounts of solution.
- Use water only to mix. Never dilute with lemonade, soft drinks, cordials or any fluid other than water.
- Made-up solution may be used for up to 24 hours if kept refrigerated, otherwise discard within 1 hour.
Child 5kg-9kg - In the first 6 hours (mL) 200-400ml Every 6 hours thereafter (mL) 150-210ml
Weight (kg) 10kg-14kg - In the first 6 hours (mL) 400-800ml Every 6 hours thereafter (mL) 300-420ml
Weight (kg) 15kg-19kg In the first 6 hours (mL) 800-1000ml Every 6 hours thereafter (mL)450-630ml
Weight (kg) 20kg-29kg In the first 6 hours (mL)900-1500ml Every 6 hours thereafter (mL)600-840ml
Weight (kg) 30kg - Adults In the first 6 hours (mL)1000-2000ml Every 6 hours thereafter (mL)900-1260ml
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