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Sodium Cl irrig soln irrigation

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.


(SOE-dee-um KLOR-ide)



This sterile saline solution is used to cleanse or irrigate various parts of the body (wounds, body cavities) and/or medical devices and equipment (e.g., bandages, catheters, drainage tubes). It is also used as a mixing solution (diluent) for other medications used to irrigate the body (e.g., bacitracin, polymyxin).

How To Use

Use this solution topically or as directed by your doctor. The dosage/amount of solution is based on your medical condition and purpose for therapy. If you are mixing medications in this sodium chloride solution, follow all instructions for proper mixing and storage. If you have any questions regarding the use of this solution, consult your pharmacist. 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

No side effects are expected to occur. If side effects occur, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, swelling, irritation. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), lung problems (pulmonary edema), kidney problems, 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 drug. 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 other cleansing/irrigation products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


Do not share this solution with others.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.


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