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Ns (Skkl) 3% Infusion

Manufactured byShree Krishna Keshav Laboratories Ltd.
Description

Ns (Skkl) 3% Infusion is used as a source of electrolytes and water during parenteral nutrition, a priming solution for hemodialysis procedures, for restoring or maintaining sodium and chloride ions concentration, treatment of fluid loss, a vehicle for the reconstitution and administration of intravenous medications, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ns (Skkl) 3% Infusion

  • Injection site pain
  • Increased blood sodium levels
  • Fluid overload
  • Swelling in the arms or legs
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Fever
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Wheezing
  • Itching and skin rash

Uses of Ns (Skkl) 3% Infusion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Fluid loss
  • Reconstitution and administration of intravenous medications
  • Priming solution for hemodialysis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to sodium chloride or where the administration of sodium or chloride could be clinically detrimental.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Hyperchloremia

This medicine may increase the chloride ions in the blood and cause an electrolyte disturbance. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of blood chloride levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypernatremia

This medicine may increase the sodium levels in the blood. Report any symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, increased thirst, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fast heart rate, etc. to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of blood sodium levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypervolemia

This medicine may cause fluid overload in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypersensitivity reactions

This medicine may cause hypersensitivity reactions such as low blood pressure, fever, tremor, chills, urticaria, skin rash, itching, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Hypertension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of blood pressure levels is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Pulmonary edema

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with pulmonary edema (excess fluid in the lungs) since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Kidney dysfunction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney insufficiency since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Congestive heart failure

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with congestive heart failure since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver cirrhosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with cirrhosis of the liver since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine plays an important role in the control of water distribution and keeps our tissues hydrated. It also helps in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, the osmotic pressure of body fluids, and the acid-base balance.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Minerals and electrolytes, Irrigating Solutions

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2019 [cited 1 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/019022s031lbl.pdf

[Internet]. Medsafe.govt.nz. 2019 [cited 1 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/s/SodiumChloride.pdf

[Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 1 October 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=47a0313f-36df-4fa6-a828-c9e1946ba9b0&type=display
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Information on this page was last updated on 15 Oct 2019

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