Gluco-Lyte
(5x40g sachets)

Gold Cross GlucoLyte

A glucose/electrolyte powder for the treatment of dehydration due to diarrhoea, vomiting and other illnesses, vigorous exercise or heat exhaustion.

The mainstay for antidiarrhoeal treatment is to maintain hydration or to re-hydrate the patient and to prevent subsequent dehydration. The dehydration which occurs is due to a net loss of sodium, chloride, potassium, water and bicarbonate. Rehydration formulations (such as Glucolyte), when used correctly, avoid this potential for electrolyte disturbance.

Because Gluco-Lyte replaces lost body salts as well as fluid it will quench the thirst better and quicker than plain water or other non-electrolyte drinks. Useful as a refreshing drink for sports people, athletes, manual workers, housewives, active children... anytime where lack of energy and vigour is due to excessive perspiration.

  • Replaces electrolytes quickly and effectively.
  • Can be given to very young infants, children and adults.
  • Prevents dehydration and restores fluid loss due to diarrhoea, vomiting and gastroenteritis in people of all ages.
  • Contains therapeutic levels of glucose and electrolytes.
  • Delivers 600ml solution per sachet.
  • Efficacious formula developed at the Royal Children's Hospital, in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Pleasant tasting.
  • Also recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Each sachet dissolved in 600ml of water provides an Isotonic solution equivalent to 0.96% of Sodium Chloride.
  • Suitable for persons of any age.

Each 40g Sachet Contains:

  • Sodium Chloride 320mg
  • Potassium Chloride 980mg
  • Sodium Citrate 1.11g
  • Citric Acid 1.95g
  • Sucrose 18.93g
  • Glucose 15.77g

Each sachet dissolved in 600ml of water provides an Isotonic solution equivalent to 0.96% of Sodium Chloride.

Directions for Use:

  • Dissolve the contents of one sachet of Gluco-Lyte in 600ml of boiled and cooled water.
  • Mild Dehydration: Due to diarrhoea, vomiting and high continuous fever: Drink between 600ml and 1200ml of the solution per day.
    If diarrhoea persists, in adults and children over 6 years, for greater than 48 hours seek medical advice.
    If diarrhoea persists, in children between 3 to 6 years, for greater than 24 hours seek medical advice.
    If diarrhoea persists, in children under 3 years, for greater than 12 hours seek medical advice.
  • Heat Fatigue: Make the solution as above and drink instead of other fluids. 

Dosage:

Recommended Dosage for oral replacement of electrolytes for a person suffering from moderate dehydration:

  • Very young infants: 200-300ml per day.
  • Infants to 1 year: 600ml per day.
  • Children 1 to 6 years: 1200-1800ml per day.
  • Children over 6 years to Adults: 2400-4000ml per day.

Indications:

  • Perspiration causes loss of not only water buy electrolytes (body salts) such as sodium and potassium.
  • The ionic sodium and potassium in Gluco-Lyte helps restore the natural electrolyte/water balance in the body and glucose gives the energy to overcome fatigue.
  • Gluco-Lyte is indicated in all cases of fluid loss; Vomiting, diarrhoea, high temperature and other times when excessive perspiration brings about dehydration.
  • Gluco-Lyte is suitable for persons of any age.
  • Each sachet dissolved 600ml of water provides an isotonic solution equivalent to 0.96% of Sodium Chloride.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.