Gluco-Lyte (5 x 40 g sachets)

A rehydration formula that helps to replace electrolytes in the body.

Gluco-Lyte helps treat dehydration caused by diarrhoea, vomiting and other illnesses, vigorous exercise or heat exhaustion.

Maintaining hydration is key to treating diarrhoea. You lose a lot of sodium, chloride, potassium, water and bicarbonate from your body, resulting in dehydration.

Gluco-Lyte also replaces lost body salts as well as fluid. It quenches the thirst better and quicker than plain water or other non-electrolyte drinks.

Active ingredients:

Each 40 g Sachet Contains:

  • Sodium Chloride 320 mg
  • Potassium Chloride 980 mg
  • Sodium Citrate 1.11 g

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


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

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


  • Dissolve the contents of one sachet of Gluco-Lyte in 600 mL of boiled and cooled water.
  • Mild Dehydration: Due to diarrhoea, vomiting and high continuous fever: Drink between 600 mL and 1200 mL 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.

Did you know?

  • Replaces electrolytes quickly and effectively
  • Prevents dehydration and restores fluid loss due to diarrhoea, vomiting and gastroenteritis
  • Helps replace water and body salts, such as sodium and potassium, after excessive perspiration
  • Contains therapeutic levels of glucose and electrolytes
  • Pleasant tasting
  • Suitable for use during pregnancy and lactation
  • Suitable for persons of any age
  • Useful as a refreshing drink for sports people, athletes, manual workers, active children… anytime where excessive perspiration leads to a lack of energy
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