Oral Rehydration Salt Pharmaceutics I Practical
Aim: Preparation and evaluation of Oral Rehydration Salt
Glassware’s: Tile, glass rod, & Wide mouth container
|Sodium chloride||2.6 gm||Sodium and potassium are needed to replace the body losses of these essential ions during diarrhoea (and vomiting)|
|Glucose, anhydrous||13.5 gm||Glucose facilitates the absorption of sodium (and hence water) on a 1:1 molar basis in the small intestine.|
|Potassium chloride||1.5 gm|
|Trisodium citrate hydrate||2.9 gm||Citrate corrects the acidosis that occurs as a result of diarrhoea and dehydration|
The ingredients were weighed and mixed in geometric proportion on a clean and dry tile.
The powder was filled in a wide mouth glass container.
Category: Electrolyte and fluid replenisher.
Storage: Store in a cool and dry place
Labelling Directions: Dissolve the contents of the packet in 1litre of freshly boiled and cooled water.
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