Indication

Replacement of fluid and electrolytes loss due to
• Acute diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Dehydration Other conditions of fluid loss or lack of intake in patients of all age groups


Dosage & Administration

Daily dose should be equivalent to patients' fluid requirement for maintenance and replenishment of losses. During ORS therapy mother should not stop breast feeding. Children less than 2 years: After each loose stool or vomiting 10 to 20 spoon (50-100 ml) prepared ORS should be given. Children 2 to 10 years: After each loose stool or vomiting 100-200 ml prepared ORS should be given. Adult and children above 10 years: After each loose stool or vomiting 200 - 400 ml prepared ORS should be given.


Precautions

Depressed renal function, severe continuing diarrhoea or other critical fluid losses may need supplementation with parenteral fluids along with oral saline.


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