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Sodium Chloride

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Sodium Chloride (sodium chloride ophthalmic) is a member of the following drug classes: minerals and electrolytes, miscellaneous respiratory agents and is used to treat Medical Procedures and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Mineral supplement

Ophthalmic agent

Used in salt solutions

Emetic agent

Used in electrolyte solutions

Pharmaceutic aid: Tonicity agent

Foreign Names

  • Natrii chloridum (Latin)
  • Natriumchlorid (German)
  • Chlorure de sodium (French)
  • Cloruro de sodio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sodium Chloride (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • Cloruro di sodio (IS)
  • Halite (IS)
  • Kochsalz (IS)
  • Natrii hydrochloridum (IS)
  • Natrium chloratum (IS)
  • Natrium muriaticum (IS)
  • Rock salt (IS)
  • Sea salt (IS)
  • Sodium chlorure (IS)
  • Table salt (IS)
  • UNII-451W471Q8X (IS)
  • Chlorure de sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natrii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Natriumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Chloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Kochsalzlösung 0,9% (IS)
  • Natrii chloridi solutio 0,9% (IS)
  • Natriumchloridlösung 0,9% (IS)
  • Physiologische Kochsalzlösung (IS)
  • Blutisotonische Natriumchlorid-Lösung (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Natrii chloridi solutio isotonica (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Sodium Chloride Solution (PH: BP 2016)
  • Solutio Natrii chlorati isotonica (PH: ÖAB 2016)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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