SAN FRANCISCO — Rehydration solution DripDrop has landed retail distribution at Rite Aid drug stores nationwide.
DripDrop describes its product as the first pleasant-tasting, medical-grade rehydration solution available over the counter. The solution is targeted at people ranging from those who want to maintain proper hydration levels to those experiencing dehydration.
“Seventy-five percent of people suffer from mild to moderate dehydration on a daily basis, whether caused by illness, heat, or exercise,” stated Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, DripDrop’s founder. “DripDrop is a great-tasting, efficacious solution for treating and preventing dehydration, and we are pleased to offer it as an over the counter alternative to Rite Aid customers.”
DripDrop noted that its solution is better-tasting and easier to drink than pediatric solutions, and it has three times more electrolytes and half the sugar of most sports drinks. According to the company, the product is a good option for seniors, who are generally more susceptible to dehydration than healthy adults and are often reluctant to drink a lot of water because going to the bathroom is difficult, as well as for children, who are more susceptible to dehydration, especially if they experience vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating caused by heat, fever or exertion.
In addition, DripDrop provides an effective hydration solution for people taking prescription drugs or supplements that list dry mouth or dehydration as a side effect, and for people with chronic gastrointestinal conditions who have trouble absorbing or retaining fluids. DripDrop is absorbed quickly in the duodenum and the small intestine, which can keep someone suffering from Crohn’s disease, colitis, IBD, or short gut syndrome out of the hospital, the company said. The product, too, offers an option for athletes before, during or after a workout, since the solution’s quick absorption means no fluid sloshing in the stomach.
DripDrop added that a 2014 clinical study conducted in Singapore by DSO National Laboratories found that DripDrop hydrated 34% more effectively than water alone, and 20% more effectively than the sports drink tested.
Other retailers carrying DripDrop include Walgreens, Duane Reade, CVS/pharmacy, Longs Drugs and H-E-B.