Brand Name: Hydrite®
Format: Granule sachet
What is the medicine used for:
- Hydrite® sachet is used in the treatment of children and adults with dehydration due to diarrhoea
- Hydrite® sachet replaces fluid and electrolyte lost due to acute diarrhea, vomiting, fever and increased metabolic expenditure as in vigorous exercises and athletics.
What is in the medicine:
Each sachet contains: Sodium Chloride 520 mg, Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate 580 mg, Potassium Chloride 300 mg, Glucose Anhydrous 2.7 g
How much and how often should you use this medicine:
Dissolve the contents of one sachet in one glass 200ml of boiled and cooled drinking water.
TO PREVENT DEHYDRATION (TREATMENT PLAN A)
Give as much fluid as the patient wants until diarrhea stops
Average dose is 10 ml/kg, one can multiply the patient’s weight (in kg) by 10 ml to obtain the approximate volume (in ml) of this Hydrite® solution to be given after every watery stool.
TO TREAT DEHYDRATION (TREATMENT PLAN B)
Average dose 75ml/kg, one can multiply the patient’s weight (in kg) by 75 ml to obtain the approximate volume (ml) of this reduced osmolarity Hydrite® solution to be given in the first 4 hours.
After 4 hours, reassess the patient using the assessment chart and select the appropriate treatment plan.