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Normosol-R Dosage

Generic name: SODIUM CHLORIDE 526mg in 100mL, SODIUM ACETATE ANHYDROUS 222mg in 100mL, SODIUM GLUCONATE 502mg in 100mL, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 37mg in 100mL, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE 30mg in 100mL
Dosage form: injection

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Normosol-R is administered by intravenous infusion. It may also be administered subcutaneously. The amount to be infused is based on replacement of losses of extracellular fluid volume in the individual patient. Up to 3 times the volume of estimated blood loss during and after surgery can be given to correct circulatory volume when there is only a moderate loss of blood.

Drug Interactions

Additives may be incompatible. Consult with pharmacist, if available. When introducing additives, use aseptic technique, mix thoroughly and do not store.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter or discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. (See PRECAUTIONS.)

Normosol-R does not contain calcium to avoid precipitation of calcium salts that may occur when certain drugs are added. Solutions which contain calcium in amounts exceeding the normal plasma concentration may enhance clotting on contact with citrated blood. Hence, Normosol-R can be used for starting blood transfusion.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Check for leaks by squeezing container firmly. If leaks are found, discard unit as sterility may be impaired. If supplemental medication is desired, follow directions below before preparing for administration.

To Add Medication

(Use aseptic technique)

  1. Remove blue cap from BLU-MED™ sterile medication additive port at bottom of container.

  2. With a needle of appropriate length, puncture resealable additive port and inject. Withdraw needle after injecting medication.

  3. Mix container contents thoroughly.

  4. The additive port may be protected by an appropriate cover.

Preparation for Administration

(Use aseptic technique)

NOTE: See appropriate IV administration set Instructions for Use.

  1. Close flow control clamp of administration set.

  2. Remove cap from sterile administration set port at bottom of container.

  3. Insert piercing pin of administration set into port with a twisting motion until the pin is firmly seated.

  4. Suspend container.

  5. Squeeze and release drip chamber to establish proper fluid level in chamber.

  6. Open clamp. Eliminate air from remainder of set.

  7. Attach set to patient access device.

  8. Begin infusion.

WARNING: Do not use flexible container in series connections.

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