Dehydration in Adults (cont.)
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Dehydration in Adults Medications
If fever is a cause of dehydration, the use of acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol) or ibuprofen (for example, Advil) may be used. This can be given by mouth if the patient is not vomiting or as a rectal suppository if the patient cannot take anything by mouth. Intravenous (IV) fluids and IV medication, including some that include electrolytes or medications that help normalize electrolyte levels are often used. Other IV medications may need to be used to treat underlying causes of dehydration (for example, IV antibiotics for dehydration caused by infection).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/7/2014
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