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- What is sodium chloride solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
- Is sodium chloride solution-intravenous available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
- What are the side effects of sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
- What is the dosage for sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
- Is sodium chloride solution-intravenous safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
Is sodium chloride solution-intravenous safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
It is not known if sodium chloride can cause harm to unborn baby. However, 0.9% sodium chloride (normal saline or NS) has been administered to pregnant women without any reports of harm. The manufacturer recommends that sodium chloride should only be administered to pregnant women if clearly needed. Sodium chloride is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category C (Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.).
It is not known if sodium chloride is excreted into human milk. As 0.9% sodium chloride solution has the same osmotic pressure as that in the serum, risk of adverse effects with its use during breastfeeding is considered minimal. However, sodium chloride bacteriostatic injection should be used cautiously in nursing mothers as the benzyl alcohol preservative found in the solution has been found to cause adverse events in the nursing infant.
What else should I know about sodium chloride solution-intravenous?
What preparations of sodium chloride solution-intravenous are available?
- Sodium chloride diluent for injection: 0.9%
- Sodium chloride solution for injection: 0.9% prefilled syringe, normal saline flush 0.9% solution, sodium chloride 0.45% solution (1/2 NS), sodium chloride hypertonic 3% solution, sodium chloride hypertonic 5% solution.
How should I keep sodium chloride solution-intravenous stored?
Sodium chloride preparations should be stored at room temperature between 59 F to 86 F (15 C to 30 C).
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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