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0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION SOLUTION

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INTRAVENOUS INFUSION SOLUTION
Sodium chloride

GB

Read all of this leaflet carefully before being given this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or nurse
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. See section 4
What is in this leaflet
1. What 0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion Solution is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given 0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion Solution
3. How 0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion Solution is given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store 0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion Solution
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE
INTRAVENOUS INFUSION SOLUTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for
advice before being given this medicine.

0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion Solution is a
clear colourless to faintly straw-coloured solution of
sodium chloride in water. The solution is stored in a
sealed flexible plastic bag.
Sodium chloride (salt) helps to maintain the correct
balance of fluid in and around the body’s cells and
tissues. Sodium chloride infusions are given to add water
to tissues which are dehydrated and to help to restore the
normal salt balance.
Sodium chloride infusions may be given alone but may be
given with other medicines added.
You will be given sodium chloride infusions in hospital by
a doctor or nurse.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARE
GIVEN 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION SOLUTION
You MUST NOT be given sodium chloride infusions if
you:
• have an allergy to sodium chloride or any of the other
ingredients.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you:
• have heart failure, cardio-pulmonary disease, kidney
problems, high blood pressure, liver disease, or
oedema (swelling)
• have high serum levels of sodium (“hypernatraemia”)
• have pre-eclampsia of pregnancy
• are receiving drugs which may increase sodium
retention
• are very young or elderly.
Other medicines and 0.9% Sodium Chloride
Intravenous Infusion Solution
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines.

Driving and using machines
Sodium chloride infusion has no effect on your ability to
drive or use machines.
3. HOW 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INTRAVENOUS
INFUSION SOLUTION IS GIVEN
Sodium chloride infusion will be given to you in
hospital.
You will receive the solution by infusion into a vein
(usually in the arm), administered by a doctor or nurse.
The amount and rate at which the infusion is given
depends on your requirements. Your doctor will decide
on the correct volume for you to receive.
Your doctor will check your response to the treatment
by the relief of your symptoms, and will probably take
samples of blood and urine for laboratory testing.
If you are given more sodium chloride infusion than
you should
It is unlikely you will be given too much solution as your
doctor or nurse will be checking your response to the
treatment. Infusion of too much sodium chloride solution
can lead to the build up of sodium in the blood, which can
lead to dehydration of some organs of the body and to loss
of potassium. If you are concerned about the volume of
solution given, or are worried about any effects you notice,
talk to your doctor or nurse.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or nurse.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.

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The infusion should be stopped immediately if you
experience an adverse reaction.

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
INFORMATION

If you are given the solution for a long time, you may
notice the following:
• swelling, especially of the legs.
• feel tired, weak, dizzy, have a headache or problems
with vision
• or a fast or irregular heart beat
• feel sick (nausea) and have an upset stomach, loss of
appetite
• drowziness, lack of energy
• cramp or discomfort of the muscles, confusion or
disorientation
• thirst, dry mouth, dark urine

What 0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
Solution contains
The active substance is sodium chloride. Each litre of
solution contains 9g sodium chloride.
Each litre contains 154 mmol sodium and 154 mmol
chloride.
The other ingredient is water for injections.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the
national reporting system:
For United Kingdom
Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
For Ireland
HPRA Pharmacovigilance
Earlsfort Terrace
IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971
Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.hpra.ie
E-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

What 0.9% Sodium Chloride Intravenous Infusion
Solution looks like and contents of the pack
Sodium chloride infusion is a clear, colourless to faintly
straw-coloured solution. The solution for infusion is
packaged in a plastic bag or flexible container with an
integral infusion set for direct connection to a catheter.
It is available in sizes of 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, 500ml
and, depending on the container type, 1000ml.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Maco Pharma (UK) Ltd
8th Floor
Regal House
70 London Road
Twickenham
Middlesex TW1 3QS
United Kingdom
Manufacturer
Maco Productions SAS
Rue Lorthiois
59420 Mouvaux
France

By reporting side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

This leaflet was last revised in 09/2015.
PL 12580/0008

5. HOW TO STORE 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE
INTRAVENOUS INFUSION SOLUTION
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. Store in the
original outer container. Do not use this medicine after
the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

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Central phone number:
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The solution should only be used if it is clear and the
container is not damaged. It should be used
immediately on removal from the overwrap. For single
use only. Any unused solution in the bag must be
discarded.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. The doctor or nurse will dispose of
this medicine. These measures will help to protect the
environment.

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