O.R.S.

O.R.S. for better hydration

Prevent dehydration with Care Plus® O.R.S sachets. the sachets are easy to use and promote hydration during physical exercise, such as hiking, cycling and mountaineering. The packaging contains 10 O.R.S. sachets with glucose-salt preparation.

Dehydration usually occurs during and after physical exertion (sports) and at high temperatures. Excessive perspiration, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, burns or the use of certain medicines can also lead to dehydration symptoms. Stay alert and make sure you keep O.R.S. within reach. A combination of the right amounts of salts and glucose increases the absorption of water during strenuous physical activity or when your body’s hydration system is out of balance.

 

Symptoms of dehydration

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Less urination
  • Cold arms and legs
  • Feeling drowsy and confused
  • Fainting

O.R.S. is used for diarrhoea to replenish the loss of water, sugars and salts. Just water is usually not enough. The intestines need sugars and salts in order to absorb water in the body. It is important that you not only use the O.R.S. solution but also try to drink more.

O.R.S. means Oral Rehydration Salts and is a safe remedy. People with bad kidney function or diabetes must consider the amount of glucose and salt in O.R.S.

O.R.S.

Care Plus® O.R.S. is a salt and glucose preparation that is mixed in water and administered orally.

Suitable for all ages. The only brand in the Netherlands with pomegranate/orange flavour.

Use

Dosage for adults and children above 20 kg: Dissolve the contents of 1 sachet in 200 ml potable water (do not use in combination with other liquids/drinks).

Dosage for children under 20 kg: Dissolve the contents of 1 sachet in 200 ml potable water. Stir until the powder is completely dissolved. Use a criterion of 10 ml per kg of body weight and administer every hour, for 4 to 6 hours.

Specifications
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Suitable for athletes and travellers
  • Formula according to WHO standards
  • Aspartame-free
  • Halal and kosher
  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Sachets are packaged separately and easy to take with you
  • Dimensions packaging: 45 x 75 x 100 mm
  • Contents: 5,3 grams per sachet
  • Amount: 10
  • RRP: EUR 6.95

O.R.S. for children

Care Plus® O.R.S. is a salt and glucose preparation that is mixed in water and administered orally.

Suitable for babies and small children. The only brand in the Netherlands with raspberry flavour.

Use

Dosage for children under 20 kg:

Dissolve the contents of 1 sachet in 100 ml potable water (do not use in combination with other liquids/drinks). Stir until the powder is completely dissolved.

For infants, we recommend administering a teaspoon of O.R.S. every 2-4 minutes. For children above 20 kg, we recommend Care Plus® O.R.S.  with pomegranate/orange flavour.

Specifications
  • Suitable for babies and small children
  • Only O.R.S. brand in the Netherlands specially formulated for children with an adjusted dosage
  • Pleasant raspberry flavour for small children
  • Formula in accordance with conform WHO standards
  • Aspartame-free
  • Halal and kosher
  • Vegan and gluten-free
  • Sachets are packaged separately and easy to take with you
  • Dimensions packaging: 45 x 75 x 100 mm
  • Contents: 53 grams
  • Amount: 10
  • RRP: EUR 6.95

O.R.S measuring scoop

Use the Care Plus® O.R.S. Scoop to prepare your own O.R.S. when you don’t have a ready-made preparation available.

With this scoop, you can mix your own rehydration fluid with 200 ml drinking water, salt and sugar.

Use

The large scoop is for measuring the right amount of sugar. The small scoop is for measuring the right amount of salt. Fill the scoops and smooth out the contents. Stir the mixture until the sugar and salt are dissolved and drink slowly.

Specifications
  • Dimensions: 20 x 80 x 180 mm
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • RRP: EUR 2.95

FAQs about O.R.S.

When do dehydration symptoms occur?

Dehydration often occurs during and after physical exertion (i.e. sports) and at high temperatures. Excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, burns or the use of certain medicines can lead to dehydration symptoms.

What are the ingredients in O.R.S?

Glucose, Dextrin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Acid Citric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Flavouring, Red Beet Juice Powder Anti-Caking Agent Silicon Dioxide, Sweetener Sucralose, Colour Riboflavin 5’-phosphate-sodium.

 

Where can I find the expiry date of the product?

On the bottom of the packaging and/or the bottle. The date is written in the English way because of European legislation. For example: 202105 (2021-05) May 2021

How many times a day can you use it?

Use 10 ml per kilo of body weight as a measure and administer this every hour, for 4 to 6 hours.

 

Can you also give O.R.S. to children?

Yes, you can. Dosage for children under 20 kg: Dissolve 1 sachet in 200 ml of reliable drinking water. For babies, we recommend a teaspoon of O.R.S. solution every 2-4 minutes. The solution can be given with a spoon or from a (sterilized) bottle. Preferably give the O.R.S. solution before bottle- or breastfeeding, it will then be easier to drink enough. After that, offer the food as you are used to. Even if you need less, you should still dissolve 1 sachet in 200 ml of water. Then use the right amount and dispose of the remaining solution or store it according to the storage instructions.

 

Why do you need to drink clean water?

Clean drinking water: we cannot live without. You consist of about 75% water and all your organs, tissues and cells must remain sufficiently hydrated. The water in your body also has a cleansing function, because it takes care of the removal of waste products. It is therefore essential to drink clean water.