What is the home administration oral rehydration requirements for 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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Table 4. Estimate of Oral Rehydration Solution Packets to Be Administered at Home (Open Table in a new window)


Amount of Solution After Each Loose Stool

ORS Packets Needed

< 24 mo

50-100 mL

Enough for 500 mL/d

2-9 y

100-200 mL

Enough for 1000 mL/d

≥10 y

As much as is wanted

Enough for 200 mL/d