Oral Rehydration Salt  ORS

 

Application: diarrhea

 

Forms of ORS

  • Powdered sachet

 

 

Forms of ORS

Pharmaceutical Information ORS

Dosage and method of taking ORS

Contraindications to the use of ORS

Consumption of ORS during pregnancy and lactation

The impact of ORS on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions ORS

Special warnings and precautions while taking ORS

Side effects of ORS

Overuse of ORS (drug poisoning)

Conditions for storage of ORS drug

 

 

Pharmaceutical Information ORS

ORS stands for Oral Rehydration Salt, a food product prescribed to compensate for lost water and salts in the body and to prevent dehydration in moderate diarrhea. ORS contains sugar, electrolytes (sodium and potassium chloride), and sometimes citrate, and is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract due to the presence of special receptors in the gut that carry sodium and glucose together into the cell.

If the diarrhea is severe, serum therapy and intravenous fluids are needed.

 

Dosage and method of taking ORS

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of ORS varies from person to person (depending on age and disease); Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Try to take regular doses of the drug.
  • If you do not improve with ORS solution, see your doctor.
  • ORS is sold in sachets containing powder in pharmacies, which must be reconstituted immediately before consumption.
  • The powder in the sachet should be dissolved in a liter of cooled boiled water according to the instructions to be ready for consumption.
  • To prevent vomiting in infants, the drug should be given slowly.

 

Contraindications to the use of ORS

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of the ORS medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give ORS to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for ORS drug interactions, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Consumption of ORS during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, use this medicine after consulting your doctor.

 

The impact of ORS on driving and working with machines

When you have diarrhea, you feel very lethargic, try to avoid complete driving, driving and working with machines.

 

Drug Interactions ORS

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ORS

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have intestinal problems.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of ORS

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

  • Seizures: In case of overuse of ORS in infants less than one year old
  • Puffy eyelids
  • Excessive thirst

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of ORS.

 

Overuse of ORS (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Conditions for storage of ORS drug

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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