Brand Name: Hydrite®
What is the medicine used for:
This preparation replenishes fluid and electrolytes loss due to acute diarrhea, vomiting, fever and increased metabolic expenditure as in vigorous exercises and athletics.
What is in the medicine:
Each tablet contains: Sodium Chloride 350 mg, Sodium Bicarbonate 250 mg, Potassium Chloride 150 mg, Dextrose Anhydrous 2 g.
How much and how often should you use this medicine:
Dissolve two Hydrite® tablets in one glass (200 mL) of clean 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.