What are ORS Hydration Tablets?
ORS Hydration Tablets are designed to help to hydrate your body whenever you need it most. If you’re feeling dehydrated and need a reliable source of rehydration, ORS Hydration Tablets could be right for you. Here at Chemist 4 U, we stock ORS Hydration Tablets in blackcurrant and strawberry flavours.
How can I become dehydrated?
There are many ways your body can become dehydrated, leaving you searching for a way to give your body the water it so desperately needs. Some of the most common causes of hydration are:
- Sweating from exercise
- Too much alcohol
- Taking medicines which make you use the bathroom
- Having a high temperature
How will these tablets work to rehydrate me?
ORS Hydration Tablets contain a specially designed formula of salts, glucose, and essential minerals. These work together to help your body to boost its hydration levels, correcting electrolyte imbalance and increasing fluid absorption in the process.
How to take ORS Hydration Tablets.
For adults and children over the age of 6, dissolve 2 ORS Hydration Tablets in 200ml of water, stirring if necessary. Drink the solution right away. If you want to use ORS Hydration Tablets as a sports drink, dissolve 1 – 2 tablets in 500ml of water and drink during or after exercise. For information about how to prepare ORS Hydration Tablets for children between the ages of 3 and 6, please read the patient information leaflet.
When should ORS Hydration Tablets not be used?
ORS Hydration Tablets are not suitable for use by those under the age of 3. Do not use ORS Hydration Tablets if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. This product should not be used by those who have intestinal obstruction (blocked bowel), or liver or kidney problems. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using ORS Hydration Tablets if you:
- Have diabetes
- Are on a low sodium diet
- Are on a low potassium diet
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Written on: 18/06/2018
Next review: 17/06/2020
Written by: LH
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