Oral Rehydration Salts B.P 30gm Original Flavor
Each sachet contains:
Dextrose anhydrous B.P.20g;
Sodium chloride B.P. 3.5g;
Sodium citrate B.P. 2.9g;
Potassium chloride B.P. 1.5g
PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION :
Oral Rehydration Salts is a palatable glucose-electrolyte mixture
which, when mixed with water as directed, supplements electrolytes
Treatment of electrolyte and fluid depletion associated with
In patients with impaired renal function. In severe diarrhoea and
dehydration requiring parenteral fluid therapy. In patients with
the glucose-galactose syndrome.
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Dissolve one sachet in a litre of previously boiled and cooled
water. (Do not boil the solution after adding the electrolyte
Administer the solution in frequent small volumes to compensate for
fluid and electrolyte imbalance. Your doctor's advice may be
It is recommended to use a feeding bottle for infants and a cup and
spoon for small children.
In children with acute diarrhoea this solution must be used as
indicated by thirst.
The oral solution should be freshly prepared daily. Discard unused
solution after 24 hours.
If patients are unable to drink the oral fluid as recommended due
to tiredness or drowsiness, HYDROL can be administered by
continuous nasogastric infusion.
SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Glucose malabsorption may occur in a small percentage of patients
with acute diarrhoea. Administration of fluids to such cases may
worsen the diarrhoea and dehydration.
Oral Rehydration Salts should not be mixed with or given with fruit juices or milk or
other electrolyte-containing solutions.
Oral Rehydration Salts should be used as recommended in order to avoid complications with
excessive electrolyte ingestion. Excess fluid intake may also cause
puffy eyelids. In which case oral therapy should be stopped until
Sodium salt should be used with caution in patients with cardiac
failure, hypertension, impaired renal function, oedema and in
toxaemia of pregnancy.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Overdosage of glucose may cause nausea and vomiting.
Overdosage of potassium chloride may cause hyperkalaemia, with
symptoms such as abnormal sensations in the limbs, listlessness,
mental confusion, weakness, paralysis, hypotension and cardiac
Sodium overdosage may cause hypernatremia with symptoms such as
restlessness, weakness, thirst, reduced salivation, swollen tongue,
flushing of the skin, fever, dizziness, headache, oliguria,
hypotension, tachycardia and gasping breathing.
Treatment is symptomatic.
Store in a cool dry place (below 25°C) away from light.
Keep out of reach of children.