Should CeraLyte be given if the patient is vomiting?
Dehydration occurs more rapidly if the patient has diarrhea and vomiting. Treatment with CeraLyte should be initiated or continued unless other medical complications exist that would preclude oral treatment. Sipping small quantities frequently will allow more CeraLyte to be ingested and retained whereas ingesting larger volumes of fluids including CeraLyte could increase bouts of vomiting. Oral fluids should be avoided if the patient is unconscious or nearing unconsciousness and the patient should seek immediate medical attention.
Are there any contraindications for CeraLyte?
May include certain kidney and heart conditions, where excretion of water and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium is impaired. If the patient develops swelling of eyelids, face, or feet, stop CeraLyte for a few hours, call your physician or medical center and inform them.
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