How do you prepare ORS?

If ORS packets are not available, you can prepare it at home as well.

  1. Clean Water – 1 litre – 5 cupful (each cup about 200 ml.)
  2. Sugar – Six level teaspoons (1 teaspoon = 5grams)
  3. Salt – Half level teaspoon.
  4. Stir the mixture till the sugar dissolves.

What is ORS and how is it prepared?

The full form of ORS is oral rehydration solution. It is given to the person suffering from vomiting or loose motion. Because after these problems the body has lack of sodium and water. We can prepare it at home by taking one liter water and mixing same amount of salt and sugar.

WHO ORS formula?

New Formula for Oral Rehydration Salts – Studies

Reduced osmolarity ORS grams /litre Reduced osmolarity ORS
Sodium chloride 2.6 Sodium
Glucose, anhydrous 13.5 Chloride
Potassium chloride 1.5 Glucose, anhydrous
Trisodium citrate dihydrate 2.9 Potassium

What are the ingredients of ORS?

Oral rehydration solution (ORS) is an oral powder–containing mixture of glucose sodium chloride, potassium chloride, and sodium citrate. After being dissolved in the requisite volume of water they are intended for the prevention and treatment of dehydration due to diarrhea, including maintenance therapy.

What is the full form of ORS?

Oral rehydration solutions (ORS) are used to treat dehydration caused by diarrhea, a common illness in travellers. Unlike other fluids, the ratio of the ingredients in an ORS matches what the body needs to recover from a diarrheal illness.

What are the types of ORS?

Types of ORS

  • Low osmolarity ORS.
  • Citrate based ORS.
  • Rice based ORS.
  • Home available ORS.
  • ORS with nutrients- Zinc, Magnesium, selenium, Vitamin A.

What is the other name of ORS?

Oral rehydration therapy
An oral rehydration solution (250ml) prepared according to WHO formula.
Other names oral rehydration solution (ORS), oral rehydration salts (ORS), glucose-salt solution
MeSH D005440
eMedicine 906999-treatment

What is Pedzinc?

Vitamin C and zinc supplements for adults and children to be strong, healthy and mentally alert. Reduces the duration and severity of common childhood infections, eg, pneumonia and diarrhea. Functions of Vitamin C and Zinc: 1.

How is zinc sulfate administered?

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor or on the package. Take this medication 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. May be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Best to swallow whole.

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