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Sodium Acetate Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: 2 mEq/mL; 4 mEq/mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Hyponatremia

-THIS PRODUCT MUST BE DILUTED PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION-

Dose and administration rate depend on the individual patient
-Monitor serum sodium to guide dosage.
-Administer intravenously after dilution in a larger volume of fluid.

Uses:
-For addition to large volume intravenous fluids to prevent or correct hyponatremia in patients with restricted or no oral intake
-As an additive to intravenous fluid formulas when patient needs cannot be met by standard electrolyte or nutrient solutions

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hyponatremia

-THIS PRODUCT MUST BE DILUTED PRIOR TO ADMINISTRATION-

Dose and administration rate depend on the individual patient
-Monitor serum sodium to guide dosage.
-Administer intravenously after dilution in a larger volume of fluid.

Uses:
-For addition to large volume intravenous fluids to prevent or correct hyponatremia in patients with restricted or no oral intake
-As an additive to intravenous fluid formulas when patient needs cannot be met by standard electrolyte or nutrient solutions

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution, if at all.
-Sodium retention may occur in renally impaired patients.
-Sodium is substantially renally secreted, increasing the risk of toxicity in impaired renal function.
-This product contains aluminum, which may become toxic with prolonged parenteral administration in patients with impaired renal function.
-Premature neonates are at increased risk for aluminum toxicity due to their immature kidneys and need for large calcium and phosphate doses, which contain aluminum.
-Patients, including premature neonates, with impaired kidney function who receive over 4 to 5 mcg/kg/day aluminum have accumulation levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity; tissue loading may occur at lower administration rates also.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.

Dose Adjustments

-There are no known clinically different responses to sodium acetate therapy in the elderly as compared to younger subjects, however, elderly patients may exhibit a greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
-Dose selection in the elderly should be cautious and should start at the lower end of the dosing range.

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypernatremia or fluid retention

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.