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Oral rehydration salts
Essential medicine status
General description

Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Oral rehydration
  • Powder for dilution in 200 mL, 500 mL, 1 L:
  • - glucose 75 mEq
  • - sodium 75 mEq or mmol/L
  • - chloride 65 mEq or mmol/L
  • - potassium 20 mEq or mmol/L
  • - citrate 10 mmol/L
  • - osmolarity 245 mOsm/L
  • - glucose 13.5 g/L
  • - sodium chloride 2.6 g/L
  • - potassium chloride 1.5 g/L
  • - trisodium citrate dihydrate 2.9 g/L
Indications
Section
Solutions correcting water, electrolyte and acid-base disturbances > Oral
  • Powder for dilution in 200 mL, 500 mL, 1 L:
  • - glucose 75 mEq
  • - sodium 75 mEq or mmol/L
  • - chloride 65 mEq or mmol/L
  • - potassium 20 mEq or mmol/L
  • - citrate 10 mmol/L
  • - osmolarity 245 mOsm/L
  • - glucose 13.5 g/L
  • - sodium chloride 2.6 g/L
  • - potassium chloride 1.5 g/L
  • - trisodium citrate dihydrate 2.9 g/L