Guidelines

Is it OK to drink a lot of Pedialyte?

Is it OK to drink a lot of Pedialyte?

To maintain proper hydration, 4–8 servings (32 to 64 fl oz) of Pedialyte may be needed per day. Consult your doctor if vomiting, fever, or diarrhea continues beyond 24 hours or if consumption needs are greater than 2 liters (64 fl oz) per day.

What are the side effects of Pedialyte?

COMMON side effects

  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • gas.
  • diarrhea.
  • intense abdominal pain.

Can Pedialyte cause problems?

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: dizziness, unusual weakness, swelling of ankles/feet, mental/mood changes (such as irritability, restlessness), seizures. A very serious allergic reaction to this product is rare.

Is it OK to drink Pedialyte daily?

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“It is not designed for everyday use or hydration needs where water is adequate — so it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor first to see if daily use is recommended,” Williams says. In other words, you should definitely not replace all the water you drink with Pedialyte.

Can you drink too much electrolytes?

But just like anything, too many electrolytes can be unhealthy: Too much sodium, formally referred to as hypernatremia, can cause dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea. Too much potassium, known as hyperkalemia, can impact your kidney function and cause heart arrhythmia, nausea, and an irregular pulse.

Does Pedialyte make poop?

It is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon. This effect results in watery bowel movements.

Can you overdose on electrolyte solution?

As the founder of Precision Hydration, people often ask me if it’s possible to overdose on salt by consuming too many electrolyte drinks. And although it’s theoretically possible, it’s highly unlikely to happen from just drinking a sports drink.

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Can you have too many electrolytes?

Can too much Pedialyte cause diarrhea?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain may occur. Mixing the medication with water or juice, taking it after meals, and drinking more fluids will help prevent these side effects. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Can you be too hydrated?

Overhydration can lead to water intoxication. This occurs when the amount of salt and other electrolytes in your body become too diluted. Hyponatremia is a condition in which sodium (salt) levels become dangerously low. This is the main concern of overhydration.

How do you tell if you’re over hydrated?

In a healthy person, your urine is a good indicator of your hydration status. Pale yellow urine that looks like lemonade is a good goal. Darker urine means you need more water. Colorless urine means you are overhydrated.