A 48-year-old male asked:
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is pedialyte good for adults?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Tasty for kids: If you can tolerate the taste, its fine.
Answered on Jan 14, 2020
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Pedialyte: Adults?: Yes. I have a lot of patients who when they were sick chose this product to help they stay hydrated...There are even some products that try to play on this for adults.
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Expensive for effect: Pedialyte is designed for infants and small children with specific metabolic needs during vomiting or diarrhea.For adults, it poses no risk. You can get a similar benefit with half strength Gateraid.
Answered on Jan 22, 2019

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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 diarr ... Read More
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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. 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
46 years experience Pediatrics
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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