Generic Name: sodium chloride (Injection route)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jun 17, 2019.
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
- Sterile Saline Diluent Tip-Lok Syringe
Available Dosage Forms:
Therapeutic Class: Parenteral Electrolyte, Sodium
Uses for Syrex
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.
Before using Syrex
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.
Interactions with medicines
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.
Interactions with food/tobacco/alcohol
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 problems
- 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.
- Kidney disease—Use with caution. Sodium chloride 23.4% contains aluminum, which may be toxic. The effects may be increased because of the slower removal of the medicine from the body.
Proper use of Syrex
This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain sodium chloride. It may not be specific to Syrex. Please read with care.
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.
Precautions while using Syrex
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.
Syrex side effects
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
- Excessive blood loss
- burning pain in lower abdomen
- chest pain, severe
- feeling of heat
- feeling of warmth in the lips and tongue
- headache (severe or dull)
- loss of consciousness
- numbness of the fingertips
- pain in lower back, pelvis, or stomach
- ringing in the ears
- thirst (sudden) or salty taste
- vision problems
Incidence not known
- Bad smelling discharge from the vagina
- bleeding or redness at the injection site
- decrease in the amount of urine
- decreased urine output
- dilated neck veins
- extreme tiredness or weakness
- full or bloated feeling
- increase in bleeding from the uterus
- irregular breathing or heartbeat
- pain in the lower abdomen
- passing of pieces of tissue from the uterus
- pressure in the stomach
- stomach cramping
- swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
- swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing
- weight gain
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
- usual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
- Loss of appetite
- weight loss
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