GENERIC NAME: SODIUM CHLORIDE SOLUTION - IRRIGATION (SOE-dee-um KLOR-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Sea-Clens
USES: This sterile saline solution is used to wash, flush, or rinse parts of the body (e.g., wounds) or medical supplies/equipment (e.g., dressings, catheters, drainage tubes). This product may also be mixed with other medications (e.g., neomycin/polymyxin B) to prepare a solution to flush/rinse parts of the body.This product must not be used for injection or during electrosurgical procedures.
HOW TO USE: Use this solution for washing/rinsing/flushing as directed by your doctor. When preparing or using the solution, make sure to follow procedures to prevent contamination of the solution.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.If you are mixing medications into this product, follow all instructions for proper mixing. If you have any questions about the preparation or use of this solution, consult your pharmacist.Do not warm this solution above 150 degrees F (66 degrees C).Use this product immediately after opening or mixing. Throw away any unused portion. Do not save for later.
SIDE EFFECTS: If your doctor has directed you to use this product, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.This solution may be absorbed into the blood, especially if it used continuously or if it stays inside your body for a long time. This absorption may cause side effects such as too much fluid in the body.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: signs of infection (e.g., fever), trouble breathing, swelling, unusual weakness, mental/mood changes (e.g., restlessness, irritability).This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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