Carbohydrates and Electrolytes (Systemic)
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
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