International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Pharmaceutical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

A Comprehensive Review on Oral Rehydration Salt

G. Aishwarya [2] | D. Rosana | S. Dhinesh Kumar [2] | Dr. N. Kiruthiga | Dr. K. Suresh Kumar

Abstract: Diarrhea is reason for 7, 600, 000 deaths, worldwide, among children aged 5 years. The survival of children affects from hypovolemic shock depends highly on the promptness of the treatment. Poorly managed cases have been reported with organ damage, acidosis, kidney failure, and death. Diarrhea associated hypovolemia is the second leading cause of death among the children aged in between of 5 years. Oral rehydration therapy was first introduced in 1960 it is a standard for treating fluid loss as a result of acute diarrhea including cholera. Oral rehydration solution is collected for glucose electrolyte balance along with base and citrate is managed to treat dehydration and metabolic acidosis. The use of ORS has reduced the incidence of combined treatment of mortality.

Keywords: Oral rehydration therapy, Diarrhea, Cholera, Hypovolemic shock, Mortality, rehydration, electrolyte

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1352 - 1356

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