Commonly Used Brand Name(s)Sterile Saline Diluent Tip-Lok Syringe, Syrex
Therapeutic ClassificationsParenteral Electrolyte, Sodium
Sodium chloride as a 20% solution is given by injection into the uterus to cause abortion. It is to be administered only by or under the immediate care of your doctor.
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During the procedure, you will be awake and 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.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
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.
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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. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
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
- Epilepsy or
- Heart or blood vessel disease or
- Kidney disease—Sodium chloride injection may make these conditions worse or increase the chance of side effects occurring
- Fibroid tumors of the uterus—Large fibroid tumors may cause a problem with injecting sodium chloride into the uterus. Special injection precautions can be taken by the doctor if he knows that you have this type of tumor
- Previous major surgery of the uterus, including a cesarean—Scars in the uterus from any previous surgery of the uterus may increase the chance of medical problems occurring. Special precautions can be taken by the doctor to prevent problems from occurring
Do not have sexual intercourse and avoid using tampons or douches for 2 to 3 weeks after the abortion to allow your body time to heal. This will also help protect you from getting an infection of the vagina or uterus.
Contraception should be considered for the near future because you may ovulate before your first menstrual period. Your first menstrual period will occur 4 to 6 weeks after the abortion.