Oral Rehydration Salts ORS solution be stored?
Generally a made-up solution should be covered and not kept for more
than 24 hours, due to the risk of bacteriological contamination. Packets of ORS should be
stored carefully and not kept in temperatures of over 30 degree C or in conditions of high
humidity. Where the ingredients to make up ORS are being stored in bulk the
glucose/sucrose should be kept apart from the rest of the dry ingredients. The new citrate
formula ORS has a longer shelf life.