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Pedialyte® is an oral rehydration solution specifically designed to quickly replenish fluids and electrolytes lost due to diarrhea and vomiting, fever, exercise, heat, travel, and occasional alcohol consumption.
Yes, Pedialyte® helps prevent dehydration† and is the #1 doctor- and pharmacist-recommended rehydration solution in Canada.
Pedialyte® helps prevent the dehydration† that can occur as a result of diarrhea and vomiting. Pedialyte® contains the balance of sodium and sugar recommended by experts1,2 to help prevent dehydration. Unlike sugary sports drinks, juices, and sodas, which can make diarrhea even worse, Pedialyte® is formulated with a special balance of sugar (dextrose) and minerals (electrolytes), which help promote rehydration.
For more information on dehydration and the stomach flu, click here.
Pedialyte® can help prevent or relieve dehydration† due to fever or stomach flu. Pedialyte® is the #1 doctor- and pharmacist-recommended rehydration solution in Canada.
Headaches may be symptoms of dehydration. Pedialyte® is scientifically designed for fast, effective rehydration.
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Yes, Pedialyte® can help relieve and prevent dehydration† due to fever. Fever can cause an increase in sweating which can lead to a loss of fluids and electrolytes. Pedialyte® replaces fluids and electrolytes to help prevent dehydration.†
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Nausea may be associated with certain medical conditions. Speak with your health care professional to know if Pedialyte® may be suitable for you. Small sips of Pedialyte® can help prevent dehydration† that might occur during periods of nausea and vomiting.
Yes, Pedialyte® can be suitable for athletes to help prevent dehydration† caused by sweating during intense training.
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Yes, Pedialyte® can be suitable for runners to help prevent or relieve dehydration.† Use Pedialyte® to rehydrate after extreme perspiration.
Often playing sports can cause you to sweat. You can use Pedialyte® to rehydrate during and after playing sports. Pedialyte® is the #1 doctor- and pharmacist-recommended rehydration solution in Canada.
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Pedialyte® helps prevent dehydration† caused by sweating during and after periods of intense exercise.
Yes, Pedialyte® can help you rehydrate after occasional alcohol consumption.
While it is recommended that an infant or child continue breastfeeding during bouts of diarrhea and vomiting, since each situation is different, we suggest consulting your health care professional to determine the best course of action for your child.
Pedialyte® is used to help restore vital minerals and nutrients lost during diarrhea and vomiting. While it does contain carbohydrates, it may or may not contain the appropriate amount of carbohydrates for someone with diabetes, especially if insulin is being used. People with diabetes should ask their doctor for specific guidelines on using Pedialyte®.
Pedialyte® contains sodium, potassium and chloride. For effective rehydration, we need both fluids and electrolytes, like those found in Pedialyte®, to rehydrate and feel better fast.
Please refer to Pedialyte® labels for information on medical and non-medical ingredients.
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Pedialyte® contains 100 calories per litre.
Pedialyte® AdvancedCareTM contains 70 calories per litre.
Pedialyte® powder sticks contain 23 calories per 250 mL.
Pedialyte® Freezer Pops contain 6.3 calories per sleeve (62.5 mL).
Pedialyte® contains the recommended1,2 balance of sugar and sodium to help you rehydrate — up to 6x less sugar than sports drinks, juice, and soda.
The amount of sugar/carbohydrates (dextrose) used in each formulation of Pedialyte® is listed below:
|Pedialyte®||25 g per litre|
|Pedialyte® freezer pops||25 g per litre (1.6 g per 62.5 mL freezer pop)|
|Pedialyte® AdvancedCareTM||16 g per litre|
|Pedialyte® powder sachets||25 g per litre|
Pedialyte® contains the quantity and ratio of sugar (dextrose) and minerals (electrolytes) recommended by experts.1,2 This precise balance of sugar and electrolytes makes Pedialyte® effective in the management, treatment, and prevention of mild to moderate dehydration. The presence of a small amount of sugar enhances water absorption. However, adding extra sugar to Pedialyte® may draw water into the intestine, which would increase the risk of dehydration. Adding sweeteners makes Pedialyte® tasty and easy to drink, and helps rehydrate and restore nutrients lost due to sweating or due to diarrhea and vomiting.
Yes, Pedialyte® products, with the exception of Pedialyte® AdvancedCareTM, do not contain any ingredients derived from animals.
Recommended dose for mild to moderate dehydration due to diarrhea and vomiting
Infants under 1 year of age: Consult your doctor.
Children 1-2 years: Give 50–100 mL per episode of diarrhea and/or vomiting, up to a maximum of 1 L over a period of
24 hours. Attempt to give solution as soon as diarrhea begins. Offer small, frequent sips every 15 minutes, increasing serving size as tolerated.
Children 2-9 years: Give 100–200 mL per episode of diarrhea and/or vomiting, up to a maximum of 1 L over a period of
8 to 24 hours. Attempt to give solution as soon as diarrhea begins. Offer small, frequent sips every 15 minutes, increasing serving size as tolerated.
Adults, adolescents, and children ≥ 10 years: Take/give 200–400 mL per episode of diarrhea and/or vomiting, or as much as wanted. Attempt to take/give solution as soon as diarrhea begins. Take/give small, frequent sips every
15 minutes, increasing serving size as tolerated.
Consult your doctor if vomiting, fever or diarrhea continues beyond 24 hours or if consumption needs are greater than
2 L per day. Pedialyte® freezer pops are not for use in children under 2 years of age.
Recommended dose for mild to moderate dehydration due to other causes (fever, travelling, heat, exercise, occasional alcohol consumption, medical procedures/treatments which may increase the risk of dehydration)
Children <10 years: Consult a health care professional.
Adults, adolescents, and children ≥ 10 years: Take/give 400 mL–2 L per day as needed, or as directed by a health care professional.
Although Pedialyte® Unflavoured is suitable for infants under 1 year of age, this recommendation is intended to ensure the proper evaluation and treatment plan for infants who take Pedialyte®. A baby is at much greater risk for dehydration than an older child is, and it is important to encourage parents to discuss their baby’s condition with a physician before rehydration during diarrhea and vomiting.
For children under 1 year, consult a physician before using Pedialyte®.
Typically, most retail locations stock Pedialyte® in the pharmacy section. It can also be found in the baby/toddler aisle. Ask your pharmacist.
We do not recommend freezing any of our Pedialyte® products, unless they are specifically designed to be frozen, like Pedialyte® Freezer Pops. Pedialyte® Freezer Pops contain an ingredient (carboxymethylcellulose) that keeps the pops from freezing solid (like ice cubes) and makes them more “bite-able”. Other Pedialyte® products do not contain this ingredient.
Pedialyte® products‡ contain the recommended balance of sugar and electrolytes to help prevent dehydration. If other fluids are added, this balance of sugar and electrolytes may be altered, making the product less effective. Additionally, adding other sweetened fluids could draw water back into the intestine and make diarrhea even worse. Therefore, no other beverage should be mixed with Pedialyte®, unless recommended by a health care professional.
If the taste of Pedialyte® Unflavoured is a concern, Pedialyte® is also available in numerous other flavours and formats.
No, we do not recommend mixing Pedialyte® with formula. When Pedialyte® and formula are mixed together, the nutrient and mineral content of both would change, along with the osmolality.
Pedialyte® does not contain preservatives.
Once opened, bacteria could come into contact with the product from the air or through direct contact. Bacteria grows slowly at refrigerator temperatures, and over time the number of bacteria can become significant. These bacteria may cause another infection in those people already suffering from gastroenteritis.
Consider the Pedialyte® powder sticks if you require a smaller volume in a 48-hour period.
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To ensure the highest quality, Abbott Nutrition does not recommend consuming any product after the expiry date. The vitamin content and the physical stability cannot be guaranteed beyond the expiry date, because both can decrease with time.
Always consult a veterinarian before administering any over-the-counter products to your pet.
† Mild to moderate dehydration.
‡ Following instructions for mixing Pedialyte® powder sticks.