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Oral Rehydration Salts

 

Description

A white crystalline powder

 

Composition

Each sachet contains the equivalent of :

  Sodium chloride  650 mg

  Potassium chloride  375 mg

  Trisodium citrate  725 mg

  Glucose anhydrous  3.375 g

 

Ionic concentration (mmol/litre)

Na+75, K+20, CI-65, Glucose 75 and Citrate 10

 

Indications

For replacement of water and electrolytes lost during moderate to severe diarrhoea.

 

Precautions

Use with caution in renal impairment, severe dehydration, severe and continuing diarrhoea, glucose malabsorption, inability to drink, severe and continuing vomiting, intestinal obstruction, paralytic lieus of perforated bowel.

 

Any portion of the solution prepared using the oral powder that remains unused 24 hours after preparation should be discarded.

 

Do not boil. Do not add extra salt or sugar. Do not use if the salt is wet.

 

Consult physician if condition does not improve.

 

Dosage and administration

Dissolve contents in each sachet of 5.145 g in 250 mL of cool boiled water. To be taken orally.

 

Storage Conditions

Store below 25C.

Protect from moisture in airtight container.

 

Shelf Life

Product should not be used beyond the expiry date imprinted on the product packaging.

 

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Sachet of 5.145 g

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