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Carbohydrates and Electrolytes (Systemic)

Carbohydrates and Electrolytes | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Before Using This Medicine

If you are taking this medicine without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For carbohydrate and electrolytes solutions, the following should be considered:

Allergies - Tell your health care professional if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to medicines containing potassium, sodium, citrates, rice, or sugar. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.

Pregnancy - Carbohydrate and electrolytes solutions have not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans.

Breast-feeding - This medicine has not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies. Breast-feeding should continue, if possible, during treatment with carbohydrate and electrolytes solution.

Children - This medicine has been tested in children and, in effective doses, appears to be safe and effective in children. This medicine has not been tested in premature infants.

Older adults - This medicine has been tested and has been shown to be well tolerated by older people.

Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Other medical problems - The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of carbohydrate and electrolytes solutions. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Difficult urination - This condition may prevent the carbohydrate and electrolytes solution from working properly
  • Inability to drink or
  • Vomiting (severe and continuing) - Treatment by injection may need to be given to patients with these conditions
  • Intestinal blockage - Carbohydrate and electrolytes solution may be harmful if given to patients with this condition

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