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Dioralyte Sachets Blackcurrant

Dioralyte Sachets

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Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 30 Jul and Mon. 02 Aug.

Dioralyte Information

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Dioralyte Sachets prevent dehydration by replacing fluids lost due to diarrhoea or acute vomiting. The sachets contain a pleasant-tasting powder, which is dissolved in a glass of water. This adds electrolytes to the water, which helps the body to absorb more fluids. Dioralyte can be used by people of all ages, including infants. Preventing dehydration during vomiting and diarrhoea is especially important for the elderly and the young.

Dioralyte is often used alongside an antibiotic in treating traveller’s diarrhoea. This is a condition that occurs after consuming contaminated food or drinking water, usually in a foreign country. It is most often caused by a bacterial infection, though in some cases, it can be caused by a virus or parasite. There are a number of precautions that can be taken while travelling, which will minimise your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea. Avoid drinking tap water, and only eat food that has been properly prepared. It is important to take care of your own hygiene as well.

Why choose The Independent Pharmacy?

  • Fast delivery - order before 3pm and receive your treatment as quickly as the next day
  • Free online consultation service with one of our registered doctors or pharmacists
  • Discreet packaging & confidential service - we don't include any branding or pharmacy logo on our packaging meaning you can get your treatment delivered anywhere
  • Approved by the National Pharmacy Association and Care Quality Commission
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to take Dioralyte

One sachet of Dioralyte should be taken after every loose bowel movement. Open the sachet, and empty the contents into 200ml of fresh drinking water. Stir until the medicine has dissolved completely, and drink the mixture. 200ml is required for the correct electrolyte balance, so keep as close to this quantity as possible. If no drinking water is available, boil the water and let it cool. To be safe, boil and cool all water before treating an infant with Dioralyte.
The solution can be refrigerated but should not be stored for more than 24 hours.

Dioralyte side effects

Dioralyte is usually well-tolerated – you should not suffer from any adverse effects. However, if you notice ay abnormal effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Dioralyte ingredients

The active ingredients in Dioralyte are:

Glucose, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, disodium hydrogen citrate.

Dioralyte also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Saccharin sodium, silicon dioxide, artificial flavourings.

Dioralyte warnings

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Dioralyte is unsuitable for you if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Dioralyte.
  • You have a partially or fully blocked bowel.

Take care when using Dioralyte if you:

  • Have kidney or liver disease.
  • Are diabetic.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Suffer from allergies.
  • Are on a diet low in potassium or sodium.
  • You are giving the medicine to a child under the age of 2.
  • You may require other treatments, including antibiotics from your doctor, if your symptoms persist for more than 48 hours.

Keep Dioralyte out of the reach of children.

Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine, and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can Dioralyte be dissolved in anything besides water?

    It is recommended that Dioralyte is only dissolved in water; any other liquids may interfere with the intended outcome. It is also not recommended to use any more or any less than 200ml of water. If the drink is too diluted or too concentrated, it will not work as well as when using the recommended amount. This can also impact upon your body’s salt balance.

  • What is the maximum amount of sachets I can take per day?

    Exceeding the normal daily amount of Dioralyte will not usually cause you any harm. That being said, if large amounts are taken in a short space of time then you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital as soon as possible. This is especially important if it concerns children, or anybody with severe kidney or liver issues.

  • Is it okay to give Dioralyte to my child who is under the age of two?

    Children who are under the age of two should only be given Dioralyte after seeking medical advice from a doctor. You doctor will be able to tell you how much Dioralyte to give to your baby, taking into account their weight and particular circumstances.

    The doctor will normally recommend an amount of Dioralyte which is equal to your child’s usual liquid intake over a 24 hour period. Always listen to your doctor and carefully follow their instructions.

    If you are breastfeeding your child it is important to give them Dioralyte first before allowing them to breast feed. If your baby is using Dioralyte then you might find that they will need less breast milk than usual, so you may need to express some milk yourself afterwards.

    Fresh drinking water should be used to mix the solution for children. For babies it is a good idea to boil and then cool the water before dissolving the solution.

  • I have mixed together a Dioralyte solution, how long will it last for?

    Dioralyte should always be made fresh and used within an hour of mixing the solution. If you have to make up the solution for a longer period of time, it should be kept cool in the fridge and can be kept as such for 24 hours.

  • Can I use Dioralyte to cure my diarrhoea?

    Dioralyte does not cure or treat diarrhoea. It will help to replace any fluids and electrolytes lost through diarrhoea; however it will have no curative effect. Other medications should be taken to combat the cause of diarrhoea, such as antibiotics.

Authored By:

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William Obeng

MPharm IP

Published on: 06-01-2017

Last modified on: 06-01-2019

Reviewed By:

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Steve Stoddart

BPharm IP

Reviewed on: 06-01-2021

Next review date: 06-01-2023

Steve is an expert clinical pharmacist that has recently added prescribing to his repertoire.

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