Commonly Used Brand Name(s)Sterile Saline Diluent Tip-Lok Syringe, Syrex
Therapeutic ClassificationsParenteral Electrolyte, Sodium
Sodium chloride 23.4% injection is used to replenish lost water and salt in your body due to certain conditions (eg, hyponatremia or low salt syndrome). It is also used as an additive for total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and carbohydrate-containing IV fluids.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of your doctor.
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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a medical facility. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins after it has been diluted.
During the procedure, you will be awake and be asked questions about how you are doing by the health care team. This helps them to react quickly to any problems you might have and to keep side effects to a minimum.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of sodium chloride 23.4% injection in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
No information is available on the relationship of age to the effects of sodium chloride 23.4% injection in geriatric patients.
|All Trimesters||C||Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.|
Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are receiving this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Sodium Picosulfate
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other Medical ProblemsTOP
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Bleeding problems or
- Congestive heart failure or
- Epilepsy (seizures) or
- Heart or blood vessel disease or
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
- Kidney disease, severe or
- Liver disease (eg, cirrhosis)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse or increase the chance of side effects occurring.
- Fluid retention (swelling) or
- Hypernatremia (high sodium in the blood)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
It is very important that your doctor check your progress closely while you are receiving this medicine to make sure that the medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.
This medicine may cause serious problems (eg, hypokalemia, acidosis, heart failure, pulmonary edema, or fluid retention) and are more likely to occur if sodium chloride is given for a long time or in high doses. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.