Although PediaVance® was specifically designed to meet the hydration needs of infants and children, adults can also drink PediaVance® to help meet their hydration requirements as well. However, adults will need to drink larger quantities. Adults may benefit from the appropriate balance of carbohydrates, electrolytes and water found in PediaVance® as well as enjoy the refreshing apple or grape flavors of PediaVance® in the following situations:
- illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting, such as traveler’s diarrhea or the flu or other viral infections.
- rehydration due to excessive sweating after exercising or participating in active sporting events or heavy labor or due to extremely hot temperatures.
- elderly patients who are prone to dehydration.
When would PediaVance® be appropriate for an adult to use?
PediaVance® can be used by adults in the following situations to prevent or treat mild to moderate dehydration:
- illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting, such as traveler’s diarrhea, the flu or other viral infections, or other gastrointestinal illnesses
- rehydration due to excessive sweating after exercising or participating in active sporting events or heavy labor
- help meeting hydration needs when living in extremely hot temperatures
- hydration following excessive alcohol consumption
- elderly patients who are prone to dehydration
Why does dehydration occur in adults?
In any illness or lifestyle activity that causes the body to lose more water than is taken in for proper body functioning, dehydration will occur. For example, sweating due to a hot environment or heavy activity or exercise is the body’s natural response to help maintain the body’s core temperature. A side effect of sweating is not only the loss of body water but also electrolytes used by the body for its normal chemical functions. If the water and electrolytes are not replenished, heat cramps then heat exhaustion and then heat stroke leading potentially to death can occur. Excessive alcohol consumption can also result in dehydration.
What are the symptoms of dehydration in an adult?
Signs of dehydration in an adult can include:
- hangover from excessive alcohol consumption