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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Gastrolyte (electrolyte and dextrose oral powder) is used to prevent dehydration due to diarrhea and/or vomiting (associated with acute gastroenteritis). It’s also used to maintain hydration and electrolyte and fluid balance in cases of diarrhea and/or vomiting (associated with acute gastroenteritis).
Gastrolyte comes in foil sachets.
Use Gastrolyte as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about its use.
The contents of the sachets should be dissolved in enough drinking water to make 200 mL (about 7 ounces). Make the solution immediately before feeding and use it within one hour. Discard the remaining solution after one hour. However, immediately after you make the solution, you may store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Your doctor will instruct you how much Gastrolyte you should consume and how often you should consume it.
Sodium, potassium, chloride, citrate, and dextrose are contained in Gastrolyte drinks. Non-medicinal ingredients contained in the fruit flavor include aspartame, silicon dioxide, grapefruit flavor, and pineapple flavor. Aspartame and silicon dioxide are the inactive ingredients in the regular flavor.
Do not use Gastrolyte if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
There are no known Gastrolyte side effects.
With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Gastrolyte online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.