OS-1

Oral rehydration solutions: OS-1 and OS-1 Jelly

OS-1 OS-1 and OS-1 Jelly are approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (MHLW) as foods for persons with medical conditions (individual type) and are categorized as foods for special dietary use. The term “food for persons with medical conditions (individual type)” means that a food that has been approved by the MHLW on the basis of medical and nutritional confirmation of its expected therapeutic dietary benefits in persons with specific diseases.

OS-1 is used to provide and maintain water and electrolytes in cases of dehydration due to diarrhea, vomiting, fever, insufficient oral intake, or excessive perspiration.

OS-1 solution meets the oral rehydration therapy guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization. Its composition is based on guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has promoted the use of oral rehydration therapy for persons who are dehydrated.


OS-1

Use of OS-1

OS-1 is an oral rehydration solution that contains carbohydrates and electrolytes in balanced concentrations. This product is approved as a food for persons with medical conditions and is intended to provide water and electrolytes in order to maintain proper water and electrolyte balance in persons with mild-to-moderate dehydration. Specifically, OS-1 is useful for dehydration due to diarrhea, vomiting, or fever associated with infectious enteritis or the common cold, as well as for dehydration resulting from insufficient oral intake or excessive perspiration in elderly persons.


Instructions for use

OS-1 should be taken according to the following guidelines and intake adjusted based on the degree of dehydration.
Older children and adults (including elderly adults): 500–1000 mL/day
Young children: 300–600 mL/day
Infants: 30–50 mL/kg/day

OS-1 should be used only as directed by a physician as a dietary therapy for dehydration.
Consult a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or dietitian before consuming OS-1. OS-1 is intended only for the dietary treatment of dehydration, not for the treatment of any underlying disease (even if a large volume is consumed).

Precautions for handling OS-1

Do not freeze the product. If the product is frozen, the contents may expand and damage the container.
After opening the container, consume the appropriate amount of OS-1 promptly. Store any unused product in the refrigerator. Make sure that cap is properly resealed.

Nutrition facts
(100 mL)
Calories: 10 kcal; protein: 0 g; fat: 0 g; carbohydrate: 2.5 g; sodium: 115 mg (5 mEq); glucose: 1.8 g; potassium: 78 mg (2 mEq); chloride 177 mg (5 mEq); magnesium: 2.4 mg; and phosphorus: 6.2 mg.)
Product category Drink
Ingredients Carbohydrates (glucose, fructose, and corn syrup), salt, sodium lactate, potassium chloride, lactic acid, magnesium sulfate, sodium phosphate, sodium glutamate, natural flavors (including flavors from orange), and sweetener (sucralose).
Volume 200 mL, 500 mL
Best before date See the lower part of the label on the 500 mL container; see the upper part of the 200 mL container.
Distributor Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.

OS-1 Jelly

Use of OS-1 Jelly

OS-1 Jelly is an oral rehydration solution in jelly form that contains carbohydrates and electrolytes in balanced concentrations. This product is approved as a food for persons with medical conditions and is intended to provide water and electrolytes in order to maintain the proper water and electrolyte balance in persons with mild-to-moderate dehydration. Specifically, OS-1 Jelly is useful for dehydration due to diarrhea, vomiting, or fever associated with infectious enteritis or the common cold, as well as for dehydration resulting from insufficient oral intake or excessive perspiration in elderly persons. Although this product can be consumed by persons who have difficulty chewing or swallowing, a physician should be consulted before its use.


 

Instructions for use

OS-1 Jelly should be taken according to the following guidelines and intake adjusted based on the degree of dehydration.
Older children and adults (including elderly adults): 500–1000 mL/day
Young children: 300–600 mL/day
Infants: 30–50 mL/kg/day

Use only as directed by a physician as a dietary therapy for dehydration.
Consult a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or dietitian before consuming OS-1 Jelly. OS-1 Jelly is intended only for the dietary treatment of dehydration, not for the treatment of any underlying disease (even if a large volume is consumed).

Precautions for handling OS-1 Jelly

Do not freeze or heat OS-1 Jelly. If the product is frozen or heated, the jelly may disintegrate.
Some water may seep from the product depending on how the product is stored and handled.
Be careful not to spill the contents when opening the container.
After opening the container, consume the appropriate amount of OS-1 Jelly promptly. Store any unused product in the refrigerator. Make sure that cap is properly resealed.

Nutrition facts
(100 mL)
Calories: 10 kcal; protein: 0 g; fat: 0 g; carbohydrate: 2.5 g; sodium: 115 mg (5 mEq); glucose: 1.8 g; potassium: 78 mg (2 mEq); chloride 177 mg (5 mEq); magnesium: 2.4 mg; and phosphorus: 6.2 mg.
Product category Jelly drink
Ingredients Glucose, salt, thickener (polysaccharides), sodium lactate, potassium chloride, lactic acid, magnesium sulfate, sodium phosphate, sodium glutamate, sweeteners (sucralose acesulfame potassium), and natural flavors (including flavors from orange).
Volume 200 g
Best before date See the lower part of the container.
Distributor Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.