Rice based oral rehydration salts.
Each 12 g sachet contains: Precooked Rice Flour (Extruded) 10.33 g, Sodium Chloride B.P. 0.52 g, Sodium Citrate B.P. 0.58 g, Potassium Chloride B.P. 0.30 g, Zinc Sulphate B.P. 17.58 mg.
Properties 60 g Rice-based Oral Rehydration Salts (Cerelyte) when reconstituted to a litre of suspension, supplies: Sodium 75 mmol, Potassium 20 mmol, Chloride 65 mmol, Citrate 10 mmol.
Electrolyte concentrations as in WHO formula.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Aspartame, Orange Flavor DC 116, Malic acid.
Reduction in stool output and restoration of fluid and electrolyte balance in diarrhoea.
For replenishment of moderate fluid losses the following quantities of reconstituted rice-based oral rehydration salts (Cerelyte) may be given in divided doses.
Infants and children: 8-12 mL per kg body weight per hour or depending on the need. Administer one teaspoonful every 1 to 2 minutes.
Older children and adults: 2 to 3 liters or 10 to 15 glasses of 200 mL suspension.
Stir the suspension during use. Discard the suspension if it remains unused for more than 4 hours.
Use Cerelyte with caution in patients diagnosed with impaired renal function. Severe fluid losses may need parenteral fluids along with other oral-rehydration salts. Loose sachets should not be used.
Store at temperature not exceeding 30°C, protected from light and moisture.
Shelf Life: 36 months from the date of manufacture.
A07CA - Oral rehydration salt formulations ; Used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Powd for oral susp (sachet) 12 g x 5's.