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Dehydration: Drinking Extra Fluids (Older Children and Adults) - Topic Overview

Increase your fluid intake to replace lost fluids when you have a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating.

The following suggested amounts of fluids to drink every hour are based on body weight:

Fluid amounts to drink
Your weight Fluid
PoundsKilogramsOuncesMilliliters
30.0 15.02.060
60.030.04.0120
90.040.06.0180
120.055.08.0240
150.070.010.0300

If you have kidney or heart problems that limit your fluid intake, do not increase your usual amount of fluids unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so.

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Last Updated: April 15, 2013
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