Eat soft foods, if possible, such as rice cereal, bananas, cooked peas or beans, and potatoes to keep up nutrition until the diarrhea stops and regular food and milk can be taken again. Breast-fed infants should be given breast milk between doses of the solution.
If your diarrhea does not improve in 1 or 2 days, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.
Also, check with your doctor immediately if your baby or child appears to have severe thirst, doughy skin, sunken eyes, dizziness or lightheadedness, tiredness or weakness, irritability, difficult urination, loss of weight, or convulsions (seizures). These signs may mean that too much water has been lost from the body.
For patients (except nursing babies) using the powder form of this medicine:
- Drink plain water whenever thirsty between doses of solution.
For patients taking the premixed liquid form of this medicine:
- Do not drink fruit juices or eat foods containing added salt until the diarrhea has stopped.