SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BP 0.9%W/V
Active substance(s): SODIUM CHLORIDE
Sodium Chloride Injection BP
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• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or nurse.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor
In this leaflet:
What Sodium Chloride Injection is and what it is used for
Before you are given Sodium Chloride Injection
How Sodium Chloride Injection will be given
Possible side effects
How to store Sodium Chloride Injection
1. What Sodium Chloride Injection is and what it
is used for
Sodium Chloride Injection is used to dilute other medicines
2. Before you are given Sodium Chloride
You should not be given Sodium Chloride Injection if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Sodium Chloride
• you suffer from heart disease or other heart problems
• you suffer from water retention or water on the lungs
• you suffer from kidney problems
• you are suffering from a serious complication of pregnancy
known as preeclampsia
If you are unsure about being given this medicine or you have
any questions, talk to your doctor or nurse.
Take special care with Sodium Chloride Injection if:
• you have high blood pressure
• you suffer from diabetes
Special care should be taken when Sodium Chloride Injection is
given to children and the elderly.
If any of the above apply to you or your child please tell your
doctor before you are given Sodium Chloride Injection.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without
Medicines which may interact with Sodium Chloride Injection
• streptomycin sulphate, a medicine used to treat tuberculosis
and other bacterial infections
If you have any doubts about whether this medicine should be
administered to you, consult your doctor or nurse.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding you
should ask your doctor for advice before you are given this
Driving and using machines
There are no known effects of having Sodium Chloride Injection
on driving or using machines
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Sodium Chloride Injection can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible side effects include:
• feeling or being sick
• stomach pains
• feeling thirsty
• a dry mouth or eyes
• a fast or irregular heartbeat
• kidney problems
• water on the lungs
• water retention
• feeling restless or irritable
• feeling weak
• muscle twitching and stiffness
• feeling sleepy or confused
• breathing difficulties
Infants may experience the following side effects:
• breathing quickly
• flared nostrils (caused by difficulty breathing)
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or nurse.
5. How to store Sodium Chloride Injection
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
You should not be given Sodium Chloride Injection after the
expiry date which is printed on the carton and ampoule label.
The doctor or nurse will check that the expiry date on the label
has not been passed before administering the injection to you.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C
6. Further Information
What Sodium Chloride Injection contains
The active substance is Sodium Chloride 0.9%w/v
The other ingredient is water for injections. Sodium Chloride
Injection may also contain hydrochloric acid (10%) or sodium
What Sodium Chloride Injection looks like and contents of
Sodium Chloride Injection is a clear, colourless solution supplied
in 2ml, 5ml, 10ml, 20ml and 50ml clear glass ampoules. Each pack
contains 10 ampoules.
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3. How Sodium Chloride Injection will be given
Adults, the elderly and children:
Your doctor will decide the amount of Sodium Chloride Injection
you need depending on your age, weight and general health. You
will be given Sodium Chloride Injection into a vein
If you are given more Sodium Chloride Injection than you
As this medicine will be given to you whilst you are in hospital, it
is unlikely that you will be given too little or too much, however,
tell your doctor or nurse if you have any concerns.
100mm Measurement Verification Bar
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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