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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.2% SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9% INTRAVENOUS INF

Active substance(s): POTASSIUM CHLORIDE / SODIUM CHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.2%W/V SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9%W/V
SOLUTION FOR INFUSION
Potassium chloride and sodium chloride

GB

Read all of this leaflet carefully before being given this medicine because it contains important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or nurse.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4
What is in this leaflet
1. What Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion
3. How Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion is given
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. WHAT POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.2%W/V SODIUM
CHLORIDE 0.9%W/V SOLUTION FOR INFUSION IS
AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v
Solution for Infusion is a clear colourless to faintly strawcoloured solution of potassium chloride and sodium
chloride in water. The solution is stored in a sealed
flexible plastic bag.
Potassium, sodium and chloride ions are important for
maintaining the correct balance of fluid in and around the
body’s cells and tissues. The solution is given to help
restore the normal salt balance and to add water to tissues
which are dehydrated.
The solution may be given alone but may be given with
other medicines added.
You will be given potassium chloride 0.2%w/v sodium
chloride 0.9%w/v solution for Infusion in hospital by a
doctor or nurse.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARE
GIVEN POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.2%W/V SODIUM
CHLORIDE 0.9%W/V SOLUTION FOR INFUSION
You MUST NOT be given this solution if you have:
• an allergy to potassium chloride or sodium chloride or
any of the other ingredients
• increased levels of potassium or chloride in the blood
• severe kidney disease
• congestive heart failure
• water retention
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you:
• have heart, kidney or liver disease, or oedema (swelling)
• are dehydrated which may cause thirst, dry mouth, dark
urine, irregular heart beat, tiredness
• have high blood pressure
• have severe tissue destruction such as occurs with burns
• are very young or elderly.
Other medicines and Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v
Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion

Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines.
In particular, please tell your doctor if you are taking any
of the following:
• water tablets spironolactone and triamterene (diuretics
used in congestive heart failure)
• medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure
(ACE inhibitors)
• ciclosporin or tacrolimus (immunosuppressants)
• corticosteroids used to treat inflammation.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor
for advice before being given this medicine.
The solution should be administered with care to
pregnant and lactating women, and to pregnant women
with pre-eclampsia.
Driving and using machines
The solution has no effect on your ability to drive or use
machines.
3. HOW POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.2%W/V SODIUM
CHLORIDE 0.9%W/V SOLUTION FOR INFUSION IS
GIVEN
The solution will be given to you in hospital.
You will receive the solution by infusion into a vein
(usually in your arm), administered by a doctor or nurse.
The amount and rate at which the infusion is given
depends on your requirements. Normally the volume
given to adults is between 0.5 and 3 litres per day. Your
doctor will decide on the correct volume for you to
receive.
Your doctor will check your response to the treatment by
the relief of your symptoms, and will probably take
samples of blood and urine for laboratory testing.
If you are given more solution than you should
It is unlikely you will be given too much solution as your
doctor or nurse will be checking your response to the

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treatment. If too much solution is given or if it is infused
too quickly, the levels of potassium and sodium in the
body may become too high. If you are concerned about
the volume of solution given, or are worried about any
effects you notice, talk to your doctor or nurse.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
medicine, ask your doctor or nurse.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
The infusion should be stopped immediately if you
experience an adverse reaction.
If you are given the solution for a long time, you may
notice the following:
• irritation, swelling, redness and tenderness at the site of
injection.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or nurse.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the
national reporting system:
For United Kingdom
Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
INFORMATION
What Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride
0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion contains
The active substances are potassium chloride and sodium
chloride. Each litre of solution contains 2g potassium
chloride and 9g sodium chloride. Each litre contains
27mmol potassium, 150mmol sodium and 177 mmol
chloride.
The other ingredient is water for injections.
What Potassium Chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride
0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion looks like and contents of
the packPotassium chloride 0.2%w/v Sodium Chloride
0.9%w/v Solution for Infusion is a clear, colourless to
faintly straw-coloured solution. The solution is packaged
in a plastic bag. It is available in sizes of 500ml and
1000ml.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Maco Pharma (UK) Ltd
8th Floor
Regal House
70 London Road
Twickenham
Middlesex TW1 3QS
United Kingdom
Manufacturer
Maco Productions SAS
Rue Lorthiois
59420 Mouvaux
France

For Ireland
HPRA Pharmacovigilance
Earlsfort Terrace
IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971
Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.hpra.ie
E-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

This leaflet was last revised in 10/2015.
PL 12580/0017

By reporting side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 0.2%W/V
SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9%W/V SOLUTION FOR
INFUSION
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

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Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. Store in the
original outer container (overwrap) to prevent moisture
loss to the air. Do not use this medicine after the expiry
date which is stated on the label after EXP. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
The solution should only be used if it is clear and the
container is not damaged. It should be used immediately
on removal from the overwrap. For single use only. Any
unused solution in the bag must be discarded.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. The doctor or nurse will dispose of this
medicine. These measures will help to protect the
environment.
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