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Sodium chloride intraven.
CONCENTRATED SODIUM CHLORIDE - INJECTABLE

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CONCENTRATED SODIUM CHLORIDE - INJECTABLE

(SO-dee-um KLOR-ide)

Uses

This solution is added to other IV solutions as a sodium chloride supplement for people with very low sodium and/or chloride levels in their blood. This product is a concentrated form of sodium chloride and must not be given by direct IV injection.

How To Use

Follow all instructions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. If you have questions regarding the use of this product, consult your pharmacist. This product must be diluted in an appropriate IV solution before it is given. Give this product by vein (IV) diluted in a compatible solution as directed by the doctor. The dosage is based on your age, weight, medical condition and response to therapy. This solution should be checked visually for particles or discoloration before use. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, swelling, irritation at the injection site (e.g., redness, pain). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), lung problems (pulmonary edema), kidney problems, liver problems (e.g., cirrhosis), low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), high levels of sodium (hypernatremia), swelling (edema), any allergies. Caution is advised when using this drug in infants since they may be more sensitive to the effects of the product. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), corticotropin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include: swelling, trouble breathing.

Notes

Do not share this injection solution with others.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Consult your pharmacist for details about stability and storage after mixing with other IV medications. Discard any unused liquid.