Pharolit

Pharolit

Manufacturer:

PT Novell

Distributor:

Prosweal Healthcare
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Oral rehydration salts.
Description
Each sachet contains: Sodium Chloride 620 mg, Potassium Chloride 300 mg, Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate 580 mg, Anhydrous Glucose 2.7 g.
Indications/Uses
Oral rehydration solutions are used for oral replacement of electrolytes and fluids in patients with dehydration, particularly that associated with acute diarrhea of various etiologies.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults: a usual dose of 200 to 400 mL of oral dehydration solution for every loose motion has been suggested.
Children: 200 mL for every loose motion.
Infants: 1 to 1.5 times their usual feed volume. Normal feeding can continue after the initial fluid deficit has been corrected. Breast-feeding should continue between administrations of oral rehydration solution.
Administration: Direction for Reconstitution: Reconstitute 1 sachet with lukewarm water (200 mL) stir until completely dissolved. Do not use the ORS after more than 24 hours (create a new solution).
Special Precautions
Oral rehydration salts should be reconstituted only by water and at the volume stated. Fresh drinking water is generally appropriate, but freshly boiled and cooled water is preferred when the solution is for infants or when drinking water is not available. The solution should not be boiled after it is prepared. Other ingredients such as sugar should not be added. Unused solution should be stored in a refrigerator and discarded within 24 hours of preparation. Oral rehydration solutions are not appropriate for patients with gastrointestinal obstruction, oliguric or anuric renal failure, or when parenteral rehydration therapy is indicated as in severe dehydration or intractable vomiting.
Adverse Reactions
Vomiting can occur after taking oral rehydration solution, and may be an indication that it was given too quickly. If vomiting occurs, administration should be halted for 10 minutes then resumed in smaller, more frequent, amounts. The risk of hypernatraemia or over hydration with oral rehydration solutions is low in patients with normal renal function. Overdosage of oral rehydration solutions in patients with renal impairment may lead to hypernatraemia and hyperkalaemia.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A07CA - Oral rehydration salt formulations ; Used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Presentation/Packing
Powd for oral soln (sachet, orange) 60's.
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