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Generic Name: Electrolyte Powder Packets (e LECK troe lite)
Brand Name: Baby Darling’s Pediatric Electolyte, CeraLyte 50, CeraLyte 70, CeraLyte 90, CeraORS 75 Natural, ...show all 9 brand names.
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Pedialyte (Electrolyte Powder Packets). Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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Drug Information:
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Pedialyte (electrolyte powder packets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Pedialyte (electrolyte powder packets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Pedialyte Side Effects

Pedialyte Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about electrolyte replacement solutions. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Pedialyte.

Applies to electrolyte replacement solutions: oral packet, oral powder for solution, oral solution, oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, electrolyte replacement solutions (the active ingredient contained in Pedialyte) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking electrolyte replacement solutions:

Symptoms of too much sodium (salt) in the body

  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • high blood pressure
  • irritability
  • muscle twitching
  • restlessness
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
  • weakness

Symptoms of too much fluid in the body

  • Puffy eyelids

Some side effects of electrolyte replacement solutions may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Vomiting (mild)

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

Related questions

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More about Pedialyte (electrolyte replacement solutions)

  • Support Group
  • Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

Consumer resources

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Related treatment guides

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Pedialyte