Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking oral rehydration salts powder for suspensions.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay, as it does not cause dehydration.
Use of oral rehydration salts during pregnancy or breastfeeding is fine. Consult your doctor or health care professional before using oral rehydration salts.
Indications and Usage
Use oral rehydration salts exactly as suggested by your doctor. Usually it is taken orally with a whole glass of water.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. The usual dose for mild dehydration is 20ml/kg/hr for the first hour, and 10ml/kg/hr for the next 6-8 hours. For moderate dehydration, the usual dose is 20ml/kg/hr for the first hour and 15-20ml/kg/hr for the next 6-8 hours. All should include reassessments at 4-hour intervals.
Take oral rehydration salts as long as diarrhea and signs of dehydration persist.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before starting your treatment with oral rehydration salts.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
If the eyelids become swollen during the treatment, stop ORS, give plain water then, resume ORS only when the puffiness is gone. In case of vomiting, stop ORS for 10 min and then resume at a slower rate (very small but frequent amounts); do not stop rehydration.
There aren’t proven contra-indications for pregnancy or breastfeeding.