What is oral rehydration salt solution (ORS) for the treatment of cholera?

Updated: Feb 03, 2021
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Administer ORS solution according to the amount recommended in Table 3. WHO ORS contains the following:

  • Sodium – 75 mmol/L

  • Chloride – 65 mmol/L

  • Potassium – 20 mmol/L

  • Bicarbonate – 30 mmol/L

  • Glucose – 111 mmol/L


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