ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS- Uses Warning Side effects Precautions Overdose & Brands-Watson Health
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Oral rehydration salts (ORS) are used to prevent and treat dehydration, specifically dehydration caused by diarrhoea.

It is a combination of electrolytes and carbohydrates dissolved in water. They rehydrate our body by replacing the lost water and salts due to dehydration caused by vomiting, diarrhoea or gastroenteritis.

Oral Rehydration Salts is used in treating and preventing dehydration especially that due to diarrhea

Do not give this drug to people with the following conditions:

  • Vomiting that is protracted despite proper administration of oral rehydration solution
  • Signs of dehydrationworsen despite giving oral rehydration solution
  • Person is unable to drink due to a decreased level of consciousness
  • Evidence of intestinal blockage or ileus

 Oral Rehydration Salts may have the following side effects:

  • Gas
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Alkalosis
  • High amount of calcium in the blood
  • Water retention


There is no data regarding precautions with oral rehydration salts


Oral Rehydration Salts may interact with the following medicines:


 If you think you have used Oral Rehydration Salts more than the usual dosage, please seek medical help immediately.

Available Brands:

  • Hydrite
  • Pedialyte


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