Chi Oral Rehydration Salts BP

ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS®

Oral Rehydration Salts BP 20.5 g

 

DESCRIPTION

Oral Rehydration Salts contains Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Anhydrous glucose in flavoured mixture with added colour to give a low osmolarity solution when mixed. This carefully prepared mixture when dissolved in prescribed quantity of water is used to replace vital electrolytes lost during episodes of diarrhea and related ailments.

 

COMPOSITION

Each pack of Oral Rehydration Salts contains Sodium Chloride BP 2.6g; Potassium Chloride BP 1.5g; Sodium Citrate BP 2.9g; Anhydrous Glucose BP 13.5g; Colour and Flavour It contains Aspartame.

 

INDICATION

Oral Rehydration Salts® (ORS) is indicated for the treatment of diarrhea in children between 6 months and 5 years of age.

 

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Oral Rehydration Salts BP® when dissolved in prescribed quantity of water is used for ORT which is effective in treating fluid loss after acute diarrhea due to various causes, such as dysentery and gastroenteritis, including that brought on by cholera or rotavirus.

Many studies, including those conducted by the World Health Organization, have shown that ORT dramatically reduces the number of deaths experienced during and after epidemics of cholera. ORT is considered to be one of the most relevant public health advances of the 20th century.

 

DIRECTION OF USE

How to make oral rehydration solution (ORS)

Wash your hands with soap and treated water.

Wash container and stirring utensil with soap and treated water.

Put 1 litre of treated water in the clean container. Put ORS powder in the water. Stir the solution with the clean utensil.

2 Sachets of ORS to 1 Litre Treated Water

Under 1 Year

Give the child 100 ml using measuring cup, give every time after diarrhoea.

More than 1 Year

Give the child 200 ml using measuring cup, give every time after diarrhoea.

 

PRECAUTIONS

Water must be boiled and cooled before use. Sugar or sugar-containing liquids cannot be added to the solution. O.R.S has to be taken in the dissolved form. Diabetics should take into account each satchet contains 13.5 grams of glucose. Hypertensive patients should take into account that each sachet contains sodium.

Do not use if you have intestinal obstruction or problems with your liver or kidney function.

 

SIDE-EFFECTS

Oral Dehydration Salts is generally well tolerated.

 

STORAGE INSTRUCTION

Store in a cool and dry place.

Protect from light and humidity.

Keep medicine out of reach of children.

 

NATURE AND CONTENTS OF CONTAINER

Oral Rehydration Salts®is supplied in 2 sachets co-packed with 1 blister strip of Paediatric Zinc Sulfate Dispersible Tablet.

 

NAFDAC Reg. No. 84-0592

 

Manufactured By

Chi Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

14, Chivita Avenue,

Ajao Estate, Isolo,

Lagos, Nigeria.

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