Balanced Salt Solution
Generic Name: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium acetate and sodium citrate
Dosage Form: ophthalmic irrigating solution
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 1, 2019.
Balanced Salt Solution is a sterile physiological solution, each mL containing sodium chloride (NaCl) 0.64%, potassium chloride (KCl) 0.075%, calcium chloride dihydrate (CaCl2•2H2O) 0.048%, magnesium chloride hexahydrate (MgCl2•6H2O) 0.03%, sodium acetate trihydrate (C2H3NaO2•3H2O) 0.39%, sodium citrate dihydrate (C6H5Na3O7•2H2O) 0.17%, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH), and water for injection. The pH is approximately 7.0. The osmolality is approximately 300 mOsm/Kg.
Balanced Salt Solution is an isotonic solution for use in irrigating tissues of the eyes.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
For use as an extraocular and intraocular irrigating solution during ocular surgical procedure involving perfusion of the eye with an expected maximum duration of less than 60 minutes.
- NOT FOR INJECTION OR INTRAVENOUS INFUSION.
- Do not use unless product is clear, seal is intact, vacuum is present and container is undamaged.
- Do not use if product is discolored or contains a precipitate.
- SINGLE patient use only. The contents of this bottle should not be used in more than one patient.
- This solution contains no preservative, unused contents should be discarded.
Open under aseptic conditions only.
Studies suggest that intraocular irrigating solutions which are iso-osmotic with normal aqueous fluids should be used with caution in diabetic patients undergoing vitrectomy since intraoperative lens changes have been observed.
There have been reports of corneal clouding or edema following ocular surgery in which Balanced Salt Solution (Sterile Irrigating Solution) was used as an irrigating solution.
Irrigation or any other trauma may result in corneal swelling or bullous keratopathy.
Post-operative inflammatory reactions as well as incidents of corneal edema and corneal decompensation have been reported.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
This irrigating solution should be used according to standard format for each surgical procedure.
Note: Use an administration set with an air-inlet in the plastic spike since the bottle does not contain a separate airway tube. Follow directions of the particular administration set to be used. Remove the flip-off cap. Clean and disinfect the rubber stopper by using a sterile alcohol wipe. Insert the spike aseptically into the bottle through the target area of the rubber stopper.
Allow the fluid to flow and remove air from the tubing before irrigation begins.
Balanced Salt Solution ( Sterile Irrigating Solution) is supplied in a glass bottle using a grey butyl stopper and aluminum seal with a polypropylene flip-off cap.
NDC 17478-921-95 500 mL in a 570 mL container.
STORAGE: Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. DO NOT FREEZE.
Manufactured for: Akorn, Inc.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Made in Austria
BSA0N Rev. 10/16
Principal Display Panel Text for Container Label:
Balanced Salt Solution
Sterile Irrigating Solution
NOT FOR INTRAVENOUS USE SINGLE-DOSE UNIT
Each mL contains: sodium chloride 0.64%, potassium chloride 0.075%,
calcium chloride •2H2O 0.048%, magnesium chloride •6H2O 0.03%, sodium
acetate •3H2O 0.39%, sodium citrate • 2H2O 0.17%, sodium hydroxide and/or
hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH), and water for injection.
The pH is approximately 7.0.
The osmolality is approximately 300 mOsm/Kg.
STERILE 500 mL Rx Only
sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, sodium acetate and trisodium citrate dihydrate solution
|Labeler - Akorn, Inc. (062649876)|
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