Depressed renal function, severe continuing diarrhoea or other critical fluid losses may need supplementation with parenteral fluids along with oral saline.
Reconstitue saline should be used within 6 hours.
Daily dose should be equivalent to patients’ fluid requirement for maintenance and replenishment of losses. During saline therapy mother should not stop breast-feeding to their child and normal food should be continued in case of adults.
Children less than 2 years: After each loose stool or vomiting 10 to 20 spoonful (50-100 ml) of prepared saline.
Children 2 to 10 years: After each loose stool or vomiting 100-200 ml of prepared oral saline.
Adult and children above 10 years: After each loose stool or vomiting 200-400 ml of prepared saline.