Dioralyte is the number one selling rehydration therapy. It is clinically proven to provide fast and effective replacement of electrolytes and treats dehydration caused by acute diarrhoea.

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Dioralyte and Dioralyte Sachets are both Oral Rehydration Therapies, designed to contain the right balance of electrolytes (mineral salts) to aid rehydration.

Dioralyte is available in packs of 6 in Blackcurrant, Citrus and Natural flavours

Dioralyte Sachets is only available in Blackcurrant flavour in packs of 20. Please ask your pharmacist for details.

Dioralyte and Dioralyte Relief are both Oral Rehydration Therapies, designed to contain the right balance of electrolytes (mineral salts) to aid rehydration.

In addition Dioralyte Relief contains rice starch, clinically proven to help reduce your diarrhoea and bulk up your stools. Dioralyte Relief is also sugar free.

If your episode of diarrhoea does not improve beyond 24-48 hours please seek medical advice from your doctor.

Dioralyte is suitable for adults and children of all ages. You should seek medical advice before using Dioralyte for children 2 years and below.

Dioralyte Relief is suitable for adults and children over 3 months. If your child is aged between 3 months and 1 year, you should seek medical advice before using Dioralyte Relief.

Not at all, both Dioralyte and Dioralyte Relief are available ‘over the counter’ at your local pharmacy, the supermarket healthcare aisle or online.

Dilute one sachet of either Dioralyte or Dioralyte Relief with 200ml water. This is the perfect balance of electrolytes (mineral salts) and water to help rehydrate during and after your diarrhoea.

Follow the instructions on the leaflet if you need further guidance.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This includes if you are planning to get pregnant or think that you might be pregnant.

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Dioralyte

Dioralyte Relief

What does it do?

Rehydration treatment to help replace the loss of fluid and electrolytes when dehydrated

Rehydration treatment to help replace the loss of fluid and electrolytes when dehydrated

Helps to reduce diarrhoea thanks to rice powder

Does it contain sugar?

Contains Glucose to aid fast absorption

Sugar free

What flavours are available?

Blackcurrant, Citrus and Natural

Blackcurrant and Raspberry

Who can take it?

Suitable for adults and children of all ages*

Suitable for adults and children over 3 months*

* You should seek medical advice before using Dioralyte Relief for children aged 3 months to 1 year; and up to 2 years of age for Dioralyte.
If you are unsure which Dioralyte product is right for you, your pharmacist or GP will be able to advise.

No, Dioralyte and Dioralyte Relief have been clinically proven to provide effective rehydration when mixed with 200ml of fresh drinking water. It should not be mixed with any other liquids.

Dioralyte can be mixed with 200ml of bottled water or fresh drinking water.

For infants and where drinking water is unavailable, the water should be freshly boiled and cooled before mixing with Dioralyte. The solution itself must not be boiled.

Depending on the age and weight of your child, a reduced dose of Dioralyte or Dioralyte Relief should be given.

Dioralyte

Children: One sachet dissolved in 200ml of water after every loose motion.

Babies up to the age of 2 (this medicine should only be given under the guidance of a doctor):

  • The doctor will calculate how much to give your baby, depending on how much they weigh. This is usually about one to one and a half times the amount of fluid your baby normally has in 24 hours
  • Initially, if you are bottle feeding or giving other foods this should be stopped
  • If you are breast feeding, continue to feed normally. Your baby may need less breast milk so you may need to express some of your milk
  • If your baby is being sick, you can give 5-10 ml (one or two teaspoons) every 5 minutes. This can be gradually increased until they are able to drink normally

Dioralyte Relief

Children over 1 year: One sachet after each loose stool, you can take up to 5 sachets each day, for up to 3 to 4 days.

Do not take more than 5 sachets in 24 hours

Babies aged 3 months to 1 year (to be given under the guidance of a doctor):

  • The amount depends on how much the baby weighs. The usual dose is 150-200 ml of the drink for each kg of the baby’s weight, each day. This can be given over 24 hours
  • Give half the drink during the first 8 hours and the other half during the next 16 hours
  • If your baby is being sick, you can give 5-10 ml (one or two teaspoons) every 5 minutes. This can be gradually increased until they are able to drink normally.

Alternatively speak to your GP, health professional or pharmacist about the correct dose for your child.

The Dioralyte or Dioralyte Relief solution should be made up immediately before use. Any liquid not consumed after one hour of mixing (or 24 hours if immediately refrigerated) should be discarded.

These can be purchased at your local pharmacist, and are available in Blackcurrant, Citrus and Natural flavours.