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Hydrite (granules for solution)

Written by Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD · Pharmacology

Updated Jan 24, 2021


Uses of Hydrite

chronic diarrhea

This medicine is used in the treatment of children and adults with dehydration due to diarrhea (except those with severe dehydration). It replaces fluid and electrolytes (body salts) lost due to diarrhea and/or vomiting.

How should I take Hydrite?

First, determine the level of dehydration of the patient. You can check the drug leaflet in the packaging for the chart. If he or she has severe dehydration, consult a doctor or go to the emergency room.

Next, open the sachet and dissolve the granules in the appropriate amount of clean drinking water. Again, refer to the instructions on the packaging to determine how many sachets and how much water to use.

In addition, do not use other beverages such as tea, soda, milk, or fruit juice. The caffeine, sodium, and sugar content of these drinks can make dehydration worse.

Lastly, ensure that the entire glass of water mixed with granules is consumed. You can prepare a large container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Dispose of any remaining granules or solution.

Proper storage conditions

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and direct sunlight. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. Therefore, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush it down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, do not use it if expired. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Hydrite?

First, before using this drug, tell your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are taking other medications
  • Have ever had an allergic reaction to any medication
  • Have any allergies to any ingredient in the preparation
  • Continue to experience worsening of diarrhea or fluid loss

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Hydrite during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Hydrite?

There are no expected undesirable effects if the recommended dilution and volume of solution to be administered is followed. However, inform your doctor if you experience any uncomfortable side effects. If you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with Hydrite?

Hydrite, and other oral rehydration salt solutions, are not expected to have any significant drug interactions. However, inform your doctor and pharmacist regarding any medications you are taking.

Does food or alcohol interact with Hydrite

There are no notable food interactions with Hydrite. However, alcohol should be avoided because it may make fluid loss and dehydration worse. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Hydrite?

Hydrite may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

These health conditions could occur with this drug, such as:

  • Allergy to phenylalanine
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Severe dehydration
  • Conditions that affect glucose absorption
  • Dosage

    The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this drug.

    What is the dose for an adult?

    To Prevent Dehydration (Treatment Plan A):

    Dissolve the contents of one sachet in one glass of (200 mL) of clean drinking water. Give as much fluid as the child or adult wants until diarrhea or vomiting stops

    To Treat Dehydration (Treatment Plan B): To Replace Mild to Moderate Fluid Loss):

    Dissolve contents of one sachet in every glass (200 mL) of drinking water.

    What is the dose for a child?

    Refer to the dose and directions for adults.

    How is Hydrite available?

    This drug is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

    • Granules for solution, each sachet contains: sodium chloride 520 mg, trisodium citrate dihydrate 580 mg, potassium chloride 300 mg, glucose, anhydrous 2.7 g

    What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

    In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

    What should I do if I miss a dose?

    If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.


    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Written by

    Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD


    Updated Jan 24, 2021

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