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Should I tell my doctor that I am taking oral rehydration salts?

Always consult your doctor before taking medications to examine possible interactions with other drugs and food and to determine which medication or treatment would be best. For mild cases of diarrhea or vomiting, rehydration with oral rehydration salts may not be necessary, especially for an otherwise healthy adult. For a child or an older adult, more caution may be needed.

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