concentrated sodium chloride-injectable (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but serious side effects occur: fever, swelling, irritation at the injection site (e.g., redness, pain). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), lung problems (pulmonary edema), kidney problems, liver problems (e.g., cirrhosis), low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), high levels of sodium (hypernatremia), swelling (edema), any allergies. Caution is advised when using this drug in infants since they may be more sensitive to the effects of the product. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), corticotropin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include: swelling, trouble breathing.
NOTES: Do not share this injection solution with others.
MISSED DOSE: Not applicable.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Consult your pharmacist for details about stability and storage after mixing with other IV medications. Discard any unused liquid.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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