Oralit is a useful drug to replace body fluids and electrolytes lost due to diarrhea, so it can prevent and overcome dehydration. Oralit can be consumed by anyone, both by babies, children , and adults . 

Diarrhea that is not treated correctly can cause less fluid (dehydration). If left untreated, this condition can be fatal. Some of the signs and symptoms of dehydration are excessive thirst, dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches.

Oralit contains 2.7 grams of anhydrous glucose, 0.3 grams of potassium chloride, 0.52 grams of sodium chloride, and 0.58 grams of trisodium citrate dihydrate. Each 1 pack of oralit should be dissolved in 200 ml of boiled white water.

What is Oralit?

Group Free medicine
Category Electrolytes
Benefits Overcoming dehydration due to diarrhea
Consumed by Adults and children
Sodium chloride in Oralit for pregnant and lactating mothers  Category C: Sodium chloride in experimental animal studies shows side effects on the fetus, but there are no controlled studies on pregnant women. Medicines can only be used if the magnitude of the expected benefit exceeds the magnitude of the risk to the fetus.

It is not yet known whether Oralit can be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Drug form Powder solution

Warnings Before Consuming Oralit

There are several things you should pay attention to before consuming Oralit, including:

  • Do not consume Oralit if you are allergic to its contents.
  • Consult a doctor if you are suffering from intestinal blockage , difficulty urinating, unable to drink, or vomiting continuously.
  • Consult with a doctor first if you want to consume Oralit together with certain drugs, supplements, or herbal products.
  • Consult the use of Oralit with a doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • To prevent dehydration due to diarrhea , in addition to consuming Oralit liquid, you are also advised to drink more water .
  • See a doctor immediately if an allergic reaction or overdose occurs after consuming Oralit.

Dosage and Administration of Oralit

A packet of Oralit should be dissolved in 1 glass of boiled water (200 ml). Once dissolved, to prevent and overcome dehydration, for example due to diarrhea or diarrhea , the following is the dose according to age:

  • Children 0 - 1 year old : 1 - ½ glass in the first 3 hours, then ½ glass every time they defecate.
  • Children 1 - 5 years old : 3 glasses in the first 3 hours, then 1 glass every time they have a bowel movement.
  • Children 5 - 12 years old : 6 glasses in the first 3 hours, then 1½ glasses every time you have a bowel movement.
  • Adults and children over 12 years of age : 12 glasses in the first 3 hours, then 2 glasses every time you have a bowel movement.

How to Consume Oralit Correctly

Consume Oralit according to the information on the packaging or consult the use of Oralit with a doctor .

Dissolve one Oralit sachet in a glass (200 ml) of boiled water, then stir until dissolved. After that, drink Oralit until it is finished according to the recommended dose.

Store Oralit in a dry place with a temperature below 30 o C, and protected from direct sunlight. Keep Oralit out of the reach of children.

Oralit Interactions with Other Medicines

The potassium and sodium content in Oralit can cause a number of interaction effects if consumed with other drugs, including:

  • Changes in the concentration of lithium in the blood
  • Increased risk of hyperkalemia if taken together with ACE inhibitors , potassium-sparing diuretics, or ciclosporin
  • Increased effectiveness of quinidine
  • Increased risk of excess potassium levels if consumed with NSAID drugs

Side Effects and Dangers of Oralit

The side effects below are rare. However, immediately stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor if you experience it. Some of the side effects that can occur are:

  • Turn
  • Bloated stomach
  • Stomachache
  • High levels of sodium in the blood which can be marked by symptoms such as fast heart rate , high blood pressure, headache , severe fatigue, or fainting
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