Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 18, 2020.
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Powder for Solution, Oral:
Ure-Na: 15 g (8s) [lemon-lime flavor]
Brand Names: U.S.
- Medical Food
Urea normalizes serum sodium levels by inducing osmotic excretion of free water. Urea also ameliorates hyponatremia in syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion by a more specific effect, diminishing the natriuresis in association with increased medullary urea content.
Use: Labeled Indications
Hyponatremia: A medical food for the management of hyponatremia (euvolemic and hypervolemic).
Note: A medical food is formulated to be administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements are established by medical evaluation. Medical foods are not drugs and, therefore, are not subject to any FDA regulatory requirements that specifically apply to drugs (eg, requirement for written/oral prescription prior to dispensing, premarket review or approval, proof of safety and efficacy).
There are no contraindications listed in the manufacturer’s labeling.
Hyponatremia: Oral: 15 to 60 g daily
Refer to adult dosing.
Mix each 15 g dose with 3 to 4 ounces of water or juice.
There are no known significant interactions.
Frequency not defined.
Endocrine & metabolic: Hypernatremia
Gastrointestinal: Mildly upset stomach
What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat low sodium levels.
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