- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions for ORS-L and its Constituents
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Technical Classification
- 10 Prescription Statistics
- 11 Available Alternatives for ORS-L
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OverviewORS-L is an Over-the-counter (OTC) drug.
ORS-L is composed of: SODIUM CITRATE (580 MG), POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (300 MG), SODIUM CHLORIDE (250 MG), CARBOHYDRATE (24 GM)
Sodium Citrate is used for clear mucus from lungs.Sodium Citrate is a mucolytic medication. It thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) in the nose, windpipe and lungs making it easier to cough out.
Sodium chloride is the chemical name for salt. Sodium is an electrolyte that regulates the amount of water in your body. Sodium also plays a part in nerve impulses and muscle contractions.Sodium chloride is used to treat or prevent sodium loss caused by dehydration, excessive sweating, or other causes.Sodium Chloride (topical) is used in nasal congestion and eye Irritation.
UsageSODIUM CITRATE is generally used to treat: Urinary Calculi
SODIUM CITRATE can address symptoms like: Back Pain, Abdomen Pain, Pain With Urination, Nausea, Vomit, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Frequent Urination, Body Excessive Sweating
SODIUM CHLORIDE is generally used to treat: Hyponatremia, Shock, Injury
SODIUM CHLORIDE can address symptoms like: Eyes Eye Irritation, Nausea, Head Headache, Confusion, Dizziness, Increased Thirst, Fatigue (tiredness), Decreased Urination
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 12month
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?ORS-L is generally taken After Food.
Precautions for ORS-L and its Constituents
- Do not use sodium citrate enema excessively as long term use of this medicine may lead to diarrhea and fluid loss.
- Sodium citrate should be taken after meals to prevent stomach or intestinal side effects.
- Do not take if you are allergic to sodium citrate or any of its ingredients.
- Do not give to patients with diabetes, heart or kidney disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), sugar intolerance,Addison’s disease ,aluminium toxicity or patients on a low salt (sodium) diet.
- Do not give to patients with inflammatory digestive tract or bowel diseases (e.g. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- You should not take sodium chloride if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it, or if you have high sodium levels in your blood.
- Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Follow the directions on your prescription label.Take sodium chloride with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
- Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink.In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
- Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
- Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
Symptoms of OverdosageSODIUM CHLORIDE over-dosage can result in: Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Irregular Heartbeat, Weakness (generalized), Hands Swelling, Feet Swelling, Shortness Of Breath, Slow Or Irregular Breathing, Restless Or Irritability, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs)
Common Side-EffectsSODIUM CITRATE : Diarrhoea, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Nausea, Vomit, Loose Motion
SODIUM CHLORIDE : Unusual Taste In Mouth, Mouth Burn, Fatigue (tiredness), Lightheadedness, Legs Discomfort
Serious Side-EffectsSODIUM CHLORIDE : Chest Pain, Difficulty Breathing, Hands Swelling, Irregular Heartbeat, Decreased Urination
Technical ClassificationSODIUM CITRATE is categorized as:
- LAXATIVES / GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
- URINARY PH MODIFIERS / GENITOURINARY TRACT AGENTS
SODIUM CHLORIDE is categorized as:
- MINERALS AND ELECTROLYTES / NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS
- MISCELLANEOUS RESPIRATORY AGENTS / RESPIRATORY AGENTS
Prescription StatisticsFollowing information is taken from treatment plans advised by our doctors. This is Only for informational purpose and you must seek doctor’s advice if you are not well.
How Frequently is it taken?
|3 Times Daily||8%|
How long was it prescribed?
What is the break-up across patient age-group?
|5 to 12yrs||22%|
|12 to 18yrs||3%|
|18 to 35yrs||15%|
|35 to 50yrs||3%|
|50 to 60yrs||1%|
|70yrs and above||2%|
What is the gender-breakup across patients?
What kind of doctors prescribe this medicine?
|Gynaecologist And Obstetrician||1%|
Most common Medicines advised along-side?
|Z AND D DPS||16%|
|CROCIN DS- SUSP||15%|
|NUTROLIN B SYP||13%|
|TAXIM O FORTE SYP||10%|
Available Alternatives for ORS-L
What are the commonly available Substitutes?
|ORS-L||INR 35 for 200ML LIQUID||SODIUM CITRATE 580 MG, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 300 MG, SODIUM CHLORIDE 250 MG, CARBOHYDRATE 24 GM, DEXTROSE 5.4 GM|