Sodium chloride nebulizer solution

Pronunciation

Generic Name: sodium chloride (SO-dee-uhm KLOR-ide)
Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Sodium chloride nebulizer solution is used for:

Diluting other medicines for use in a nebulizer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sodium chloride nebulizer solution is a saline solution.

Do NOT use sodium chloride nebulizer solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in sodium chloride nebulizer solution

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using sodium chloride nebulizer solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with sodium chloride nebulizer solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with sodium chloride nebulizer solution. However, no specific interactions with sodium chloride nebulizer solution are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if sodium chloride nebulizer solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use sodium chloride nebulizer solution:

Use sodium chloride nebulizer solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Sodium chloride nebulizer solution is for inhalation in a nebulizer only. Do not take sodium chloride nebulizer solution by mouth or inject it.
  • Sodium chloride nebulizer solution is used to dilute other medicines. Follow the instructions provided by your doctor.
  • Sodium chloride nebulizer solution may come in a single-dose vial or in a container with multiple doses. Be sure to use the proper amount of sodium chloride nebulizer solution. If you are using sodium chloride nebulizer solution from a multiple-dose container, use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • If you are using a vial, use your dose immediately after opening the vial and throw away any unused medicine. Do not save the contents of an opened vial for later use.
  • Do not use sodium chloride nebulizer solution if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
  • This product is intended to dilute other medicines for use in a nebulizer. If you miss a dose of your medicine, follow the missed dose instructions for the medicine that you are mixing with this product.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use sodium chloride nebulizer solution.

Important safety information:

  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using sodium chloride nebulizer solution while you are pregnant. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use sodium chloride nebulizer solution, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of sodium chloride nebulizer solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Sodium chloride nebulizer solution may be harmful if swallowed.

Proper storage of sodium chloride nebulizer solution:

Store sodium chloride nebulizer solution at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use the solution if it is discolored or contains particles. Store ampules in foil pouch until ready for use. Keep sodium chloride nebulizer solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about sodium chloride nebulizer solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Sodium chloride nebulizer solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take sodium chloride nebulizer solution or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about sodium chloride nebulizer solution. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to sodium chloride nebulizer solution. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using sodium chloride nebulizer solution.

Issue Date: November 5, 2014
Database Edition 14.4.1.002
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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