Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

Category:

  • Electrolyte and water

Description:

  • Fluid and electrolyte replenishment solution

Indications:

  • Source of water and electrolytes

  • Priming solution for hemodialysis solutions

Contraindications:

  • None known

Precautions:

  • Pregnancy category C

  • CHF, renal insufficiency, states of edema with sodium retention

  • Diminished renal function

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • fever, infection at the site of injection, venous thrombosis or phlebitis

  • extravasation, hypervolemia

Dosage:

Administered intravenously

  • Dose is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient as well as laboratory determinations.

  • 0.45% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, contains 4.5 g/L sodium chloride with an osmolarity of 154 mOsmol/L.  It contains 77 mEq/L sodium and 77 mEq/L chloride

  • 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, contains 9 g/L sodium chloride with an osmolarity of 308 mOsmol/L.  It contains 154 mEq/L sodium and 154 mEq/L chloride

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