Dioralyte, Dioralyte Relief, St. Mark's Solution
Issues for Surgery
Advice in the Perioperative period
For dioralyte® – confirm reconstitution instructions with patient / carer (see Further Information).
It is likely that patients presenting for emergency surgery will require parenteral fluid therapy, in which case oral rehydration salts (ORS) should be discontinued.
For patients presenting with acute diarrhoea (Bristol Stool Chart types 5 – 7) that is not clearly attributable to an underlying condition (e.g. inflammatory colitis, overflow) or therapy (e.g. enteral feeding), consider assessing them for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)1.
Review if patient receiving intravenous fluid and electrolyte therapy or enteral nutrition post-operatively.
Patients with impaired renal function should be closely monitored since overdosage of ORS may lead to hypernatraemia2.
Patients undergoing Stoma Reversal Surgery
Interaction(s) with Common Anaesthetic Agents
Interaction(s) with other Common Medicines used in the Perioperative Period
Double Strength Dioralyte