O.R.S. Hydration Tablets

O.R.S. Hydration Tablets

Manufacturer:

Clinova

Distributor:

Indrugco
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Electrolytes.
Description
Each O.R.S tablet when dissolved in a 100 ml solution contains (see Table 1.)

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Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Glucose (sugar), citric acid, sodium hydrogen carbonate, sodium chloride (salt), potassium chloride, colourant (beetroot), blackcurrant flavour, polyethylene glycol 6000, sweetener (aspartame), kollidon K25.
O.R.S Hydration Tablets are not carbonated. Each tablet weighs 3.1 grams and contains an energy value of 8.6 kcal. O.R.S Hydration Tablets contain no gluten or lactose. O.R.S Hydration Tablets are suitable for use by vegetarians and vegans.
Indications/Uses
O.R.S is a soluble tablet that contains a scientifically balanced formula of glucose, electrolytes and essential minerals which when added to water may be used to replenish the body's water and salts and thereby help to maintain a healthy fluid balance in adults and children.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults and children aged 6 years and over: Drink 200 ml (2 tablets) of solution each time the body's fluid level needs to be maintained.
Children aged under 6 years: Drink 10 ml of solution per kg of body weight each time the body's fluid level needs to be maintained. Give the required dose in small sips.
(See Table 2.)

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For infants and children up to 10 kg: Dissolve one tablet in 100 ml drinking water (even the patient needs less solution, each tablet must be dissolved in 100 ml of water).
Wait until the tablet is fully dissolved.
Always give O.R.S Hydration Tablet solution to young children in small quantities over an extended period of a time (for example, a small amount in every few minutes).
Give 10 ml of solution per kg body weight each time the body's fluid needs to be maintained.
Never dissolve O.R.S Hydration Tablets in baby formula. Preferably, give O.R.S solution before bottle feeding or breastfeeding to help sufficient amounts to be consumed more easily. Afterwards, feed as normal.
Contraindications
If there is blood in the faeces.
In people with poor kidney or liver function.
If the patient is allergic to any of the ingredients contained in each tablet. (In case of allergic reaction or another undesirable effect or if the patient's condition worsens after use or if there is no beneficial effect, discontinue use and consult the physician).
If the patient has a partial or full bowel obstruction.
Special Precautions
Only use good quality drinking water to prepare the solution (water of poor quality is to be boiled for 2 minutes and cooled before use).
Do not add sugar or sugar-containing liquids to the solution.
Always take the soluble tablets fully dissolved in water.
Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Please consult the physician or pharmacist before using in  infants up to the age of 2 years.
Diabetics should take into account that each O.R.S tablet contains 1.8 grams of glucose.
People suffering from high blood pressure and/or cardiac disease should take into account that each tablet contains 176 mg of sodium chloride.
Do not swallow or chew the tablets.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Consult the physician or a pharmacist before using O.R.S tablets if the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Side Effects
Most people do not suffer any side effects whilst using O.R.S Hydration Tablets, if the patient experiences any side effects stop using O.R.S tablets immediately and seek medical advice.
Caution For Usage
Preparing the solution: Measure 200 ml of drinking water.
Add 2 tablets.
Wait until the tablets are fully dissolved (stir if required).
Drink the correct volume slowly according to the dosage guidelines.
Storage
Store in the original carton and in a cool dry place at room temperature.
Keep the tube tightly closed.
Try to use the solution immediately once prepared.
Do not store for more than 8 hours outside of the refrigerator. The solution can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.
Patient Counseling Information
Contact a pharmacist or physician before using O.R.S. Hydration Tablets.
If the patient is taking or have recently taken any medicines. This includes medicines without a prescription.
If the patient is on a low potassium or low sodium diet.
If the patient has liver disease or kidney disease.
In case of dehydration symptoms (excessive thirst, dry tongue and mouth, drowsiness, confusion, tendency to faint, dry skin, reduced urine production or other unexpected symptoms) or in case these symptoms occur in combination with fever and/or vomiting or if the symptoms persist for more than 3 days (in infants and children for more than 1 day) or if the patient has regularly recurring symptoms. Be particularly alert in children under 2 years of age and elderly people. People in these age groups can very quickly show symptoms of dehydration.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
A07CA - Oral rehydration salt formulations ; Used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Presentation/Packing
Soluble tab (blackcurrant flavour) 12's. 24's.
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