Oral rehydration therapy

Experiencing any of these symptoms?

You may be dehydrated.

Nudrate's special formulation meets World Health Organisation standards4.

Nudrate's special formulation meets World Health Organisation standards4.

Why is Nudrate a good choice for your child?

Dehydration is more concerning in young children as they lose fluid faster. Nudrate is tried, tested and trusted for use in the treatment of children6 and provides a range of important benefits7:

  • Improved efficacy for the treatment of children with acute non-cholera diarrhoea
  • Reduces the need for intravenous fluids in children by 33 %
  • Reduces stool output in children by 20 %
  • Reduces the incidence of vomiting in children by 30 %

How can you tell if your baby is dehydrated?

Symptoms of dehydration in infants may also include:

  • Nappies that stay dry for longer than usual (up to 8 hours)
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Crying without shedding tears
  • Sunken eyes and fontanel (soft spot on baby's head)

Flavoured rehydration formula, made with children in mind.

Flavoured rehydration formula, made with children in mind.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are charged minerals like sodium and potassium8 in our bodies that conduct electricity when in water9. 

Since everything we do is controlled by electrical impulses from our brains, it is important that our bodies always have just the right amount of water and electrolytes.

What is dehydration?

Water makes up around 60 % of the average human’s body weight10 and is normally regulated naturally by the body. 

However, many things can upset this state of equilibrium. Dehydration is when this happens as a result of more water loss than usual. 

Who is at risk?

  • Athletes prone to excessive sweating
  • Patients with certain chronic illnesses
  • People experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea

Dehydration disturbs the body’s delicate fluid-electrolyte balance and symptoms can become serious12 without effective intervention in the early stages or treatment.

Balanced electrolyte replacement
to restore hydration safely

Balanced electrolyte replacement to restore hydration safely

Nudrate oral solution is indicated for acute prevention and reversal of electrolyte and fluid loss in infants, children and adults.

Dosage and directions

Add contents of the sachet to 250 ml of cold drinking water until completely dissolved. Drink as required. Do not add sugar or salt to Nudrate. 

Nudrate should not be mixed or used with other oral rehydration solutions. Always discard unused solution if not used in a 24 hour period.

Dosage recommendations for mild dehydration:

  • 50 – 100 ml for babies under 1 year and children under 2 years

  • 100 – 200 ml for 2-10 year old children

  • Children older than 10 years and adults may drink as needed

Ask for Nudrate at your nearest pharmacy.

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