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For over 50 years, Pedialyte® has been the go-to solution to help kids rehydrate after diarrhea or vomiting. But what you may not know is that Pedialyte® can help anyone — both kids and adults — rehydrate after dehydration due to various causes. So, whether it’s you or your child suffering from dehydration, rehydrate with Pedialyte® to feel better fast.

What is Pedialyte®?

Pedialyte® is an advanced hydration solution specially formulated with the optimal balance of sugar and electrolytes needed to help replenish fluids, minerals, and nutrients, the loss of which can lead to dehydration.

For over 50 years, Pedialyte® has been helping people recover from challenging episodes of dehydration. Use Pedialyte® when you or your child experiences:

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Dehydration can make someone who isn’t feeling well feel even worse. Rehydrating with Pedialyte® can help anyone — adults and kids — feel better fast.

Why should I choose Pedialyte® over other drinks?

Pedialyte® is the #1 doctor and pharmacist recommended brand. Unlike other beverages you or your child may drink more regularly, such as juice, sodas, and sports drinks, Pedialyte® contains the optimal levels of sodium and sugar recommended by experts1,2 to help prevent dehydration. Juice, sodas, and sports drinks are too low in sodium, an important electrolyte that’s lost in cases of dehydration.

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Household beverages that are too low in sodium are often also too high in sugar, and too much sugar can make diarrhea worse. This can lead to more dehydration if you or your child is already experiencing the diarrhea that often comes with stomach flu or food poisoning.

No matter what challenging moment causes your dehydration or your child's, Pedialyte® can help you both feel better fast with hydration backed by advanced science.

Sometimes water just isn’t enough

Water is great for replacing fluids, but when you or your child is facing more challenging episodes of dehydration, it’s really important to replace electrolytes too. Our bodies need a balance of fluids and electrolytes to work the way they’re supposed to. Pedialyte® has the optimal balance of sugar and electrolytes that you and your child needs for fast rehydration.

Pedialyte® contains zinc.§ What’s the benefit of zinc?

Zinc is an important nutrient that can’t be stored in the body. Therefore, its level is determined by food intake (it is found in foods such as meat, shellfish, nuts, and legumes), absorption, and losses (such as diarrhea). When you have vomiting and diarrhea, you are not eating as well and are losing more nutrients than usual. This may decrease your zinc level. Zinc plays a role in the intestinal absorption of water and electrolytes, helps maintain immune function, and may help reduce the severity and duration of diarrhea.

Pedialyte® AdvancedCareTM has PreActivTM prebiotics. What can they do?

There’s a balance of both good and bad bacteria in your body. When you have diarrhea, that balance is disrupted. That’s where prebiotics come in. Prebiotics are a source of fuel for the good bacteria in your gut and can help restore the balance between good and bad bacteria. Pedialyte® AdvancedCareTM contains PreActivTM prebiotics in the form of galactooligosaccharides (GOS).

Mild to moderate dehydration.
Always follow label instructions.
§ Pedialyte® and Pedialyte® AdvancedCareTM only.

1. World Health Organization. Oral Rehydration Salts: Production of the new ORS. 2006.
2. Leung A, Prince T. Oral rehydration therapy and early refeeding in the management of childhood gastroenteritis. Canadian Paediatric Society Nutrition and Gastroenterology Committee. Paediatr Child Health 2006;11(8):527-31.