Oral Suspending Vehicle

Ora-Plus is a unique suspending vehicle used to simplify the process involved in the extemporaneous compounding of oral suspensions. Medicated powder can be incorporated into Ora-Plus to form elegant, uniform and physically stable suspensions.


Ora-Plus will retain its suspending properties when diluted up to 50% with water, flavoring agents, syrups or alcohol. Its versatility makes it ideal for:

- Pediatric suspensions

- Geriatric suspensions

- Naso-gastric preparations

ORA Plus

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How to Use

Ora-Plus can be used in combination with any flavoring syrup, but it is specially formulated to complement Paddock's Ora- Sweet®. Ora-Plus and Ora-Sweet can be combined in a 50/50 ratio to produce a pleasant tasting elegant suspension.


Ora-Plus is an aqueous-based vehicle consisting of a synergistic blend of suspending agents that have a high degree of colloidal activity. The suspending agents form a structured, gel-like matrix which suspend particles and allow for little settling. Ora-Plus is buffered to a slightly acidic pH to help reduce degradation of medicinal agents through oxidation. An anti-foam agent is incorporated into Ora-Plus to allow for vigorous shaking with minimal foam.


Purified water, microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, xanthan gum, carrageenan, calcium sulfate, trisodium phosphate, citric acid and sodium phosphate as buffers, dimethicone antifoam emulsion. Preserved with methylparaben and potassium sorbate.


Size: 473 ML (One Pint)
 Translucent, milky white, thixotropic liquid with a pH of approximately 4.2 
Taste: Very bland taste (no sweeteners or flavors) 
Viscosity: Thixotropic. Approximately 1000 cps at 25oC via brookfield viscometer 
Osmolality: 230 mOsm/kg