Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Loose Stool Oral Rehydration

Adults who are taking fluids by mouth can usually restore lost fluids and body salts with oral rehydration therapy (ORT). Oral fluids are adequate to treat most people with mild and moderate diarrhea or dehydration. ORT fluids are usually used in children, but can be used in adults.

ORT fluids include:

  • Infalyte
  • Lytren
  • Naturalyte
  • Pedialyte
  • Rehydralyte
  • Re Vital
  • Generic drugstore brands

Adults may also use the following fluids:
  • Non-caffeinated soft drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Tea
  • Water (not exclusively)

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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