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What is Dioralyte?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

Dioralyte is a popular oral rehydration solution. 

The active ingredients include:

  • Glucose
  • Sodium chloride
  • Potassium chloride
  • Disodium hydrogen citrate

What Is It Used For?

Dioralyte is used to treat dehydration caused by diarrhoea, vomiting, or excessive sweating. It works by replenishing lost fluids and electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, that are essential for maintaining the body’s fluid balance.

Who Can and Can’t Use It?

While Dioralyte is generally safe and effective, it may not be suitable for everyone.

People with kidney disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure should use caution when taking Dioralyte, as it contains electrolytes that can affect these conditions.

Additionally, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, you should not use Dioralyte.

How Long Does It Take to Work?

Dioralyte is designed to work quickly, and is typically absorbed by the body within a few hours of drinking the solution.

The exact time it takes for Dioralyte to work may depend on several factors, such as the severity of dehydration and the underlying cause of the symptoms.

But in general, people can expect to feel some relief within 3-4 hours of consuming the solution.

What Are the Side effects?

You should not normally have any side effects when taking Dioralyte.

However, you should stop taking it immediately if you have an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients, and consult with your doctor immediately or phone 111.

Signs of a potential allergic reaction could include:

  • A rash
  • Swallowing or breathing problems
  • Swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue

Where Can I Buy Dioralyte?

Dioralyte is widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies across the UK, without a prescription.

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Healthera understands that if you’re suffering from dehydration caused by diarrhoea, vomiting or excessive sweating, you may not be able to leave the house to get to a supermarket or pharmacy.

Using your Healthera app, you can order Dioralyte directly from your local pharmacy to your front door.

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