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is there pedialyte for adults?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
It's for everyone: Pedialyte is a oral rehydration drink that is fine for children and adults. One should talk with his doctor if he is having a lot of vomiting or diarrhea.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
For all ages,but: Pedialyte is a rehydration solution that is balanced to the specific needs of infants and children but can be used by all. However, the average adult with a bit of vomiting & diarrhea can get similar benefit by diluting gateraid half/half with water. The adult system has more resilience in such a setting. Things like apple sauce, jello and old fashion chicken soup can also be beneficial.
Answered on May 11, 2018
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Sort of.: The oral rehydration solution is the same, but adults need it less often - usually for sports dehydration or very severe colitis such as cholera.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Tasty for kids: If you can tolerate the taste, its fine.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Yes,called gateraid: Pedialyte is quite different from the rehydration solution used by adults. It has far less glucose and a different balance of electrolytes. Gateraid w ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Yes: It is essentially the same as IV fluid. It is specifically designed for infants and toddlers who have need for oral re-hydration and substitutes for a ... Read More

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