Sodium chloride solutions

Description

Sodium chloride solutions is a sterile solution used to treat low sodium levels and fluid loss (electrolyte and fluid replenishment). This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of edema.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sodium chloride solutions

  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hypervolemia
  • Swelling in the arms or legs
  • Confusion
  • Feeling very tired or weak
  • Muscle spasm
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Wheezing
  • Itching and rash

Uses of Sodium chloride solutions

What is it prescribed for?

  • Electrolytes imbalance
  • Severe dehydration
  • Diluting or dissolving drugs
  • Irrigation solution
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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 any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
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

Hypernatremia

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of hypernatremia (high sodium levels in the blood). Close monitoring of serum electrolytes levels and blood pressure is advised during treatment with this medicine. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hyperchloremia

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of hyperchloremia (high chloride ion levels in the blood). Close monitoring of serum electrolytes levels is advised during treatment with this medicine. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypervolemia

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of hypervolemia (abnormally increased fluid levels in the blood). Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypertension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history hypertension since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

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

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose of this medicine 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

Pulmonary edema

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of pulmonary edema due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

High blood pressure

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of high blood pressure since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Carefully follow all the instructions given by your doctor. This medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Sodium chloride solutions keeps the tissues hydrated and maintains an appropriate fluid and electrolyte balance.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Minerals and electrolytes

Schedule

N/A

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 12 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/019635s035lbl.pdf

DailyMed - Sodium chloride solution [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 12 September 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=b11eee4d-45d9-4d3f-9bc7-51bc97c764ec

Sodium Chloride - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 12 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09153

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 12 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/22267

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Information on this page was last updated on 3 Oct 2017

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