Replacement of fluid and electrolytes loss due to
â€¢ Acute diarrhea
â€¢ 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.
Depressed renal function, severe continuing diarrhoea or other critical fluid losses may need supplementation with parenteral fluids along with oral saline.