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GASTROENTERITIS - VIRAL
Acute gastroenteritis is a diarrheal disease of rapid onset.
Viruses are one of the common causes of gastroenteritis.
Rotavirus, enteric adenovirus serotypes 40 and 41, astrovirus and calicivirus (eg "Norwalk-like" virus) are the established viral agents causing gastroenteritis.
Rotavirus is the most common pathogen causing diarrhea in patients 3-24 months old.
Patients <3 months old are protected by maternal rotavirus antibodies that are passed transplacentally and possibly by breastfeeding.
Transmission is through fecal-oral route.
Incubation period may vary from 1-10 days depending on the causative agent.
Drug Information
Bioflor
Saccharomyces boulardii

Indication: Acute infectious diarrhoea in infants, childn & adults. Prevention of antibiotic- & tube-feeding assoc...

Indication: Symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea in adult & complementary in infant (>3 mth) & in childn to...

Indication: Prevention of gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus, G1 & non-G1 serotypes eg, G2, G3, G4, G8, G9, G12.

Indication: Prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants & childn caused by the serotypes G1, G2, G3 & G4.

ORS B Plus
glucose + potassium chloride + sodium chloride + t...

Indication: Oral rehydration in acute diarrhea & cholera.

ORS Plus
glucose + potassium chloride + sodium chloride + t...

Indication: Oral rehydration in acute diarrhoea & cholera, for replacement of water & electrolytes.

Indication: Acute & chronic diarrhoea. Pain associated w/ oesogastroduodenal & colic disease.

Oral Rehydration Salts/Repalyte
chloride + citrate + dextrose + potassium + sodium
Upha e-Lyte
glucose + potassium chloride + sodium chloride + t...
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