What Sodium Chloride 0.9% is used for and how to use it
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Sodium Chloride 0.9% - Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: Alliance
Country: Great Britain
Condition: Medical Procedures, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Class: Minerals and electrolytes, Miscellaneous respiratory agents
Form: Liquid solution
Ingredients: sodium chloride

(Sodium Chloride)

What sodium chloride solution is and what it is used for

Your medicine is called Sodium Chloride Solution. It belongs to a group of salt containing drugs that can be placed into the urinary bladder.

Sodium Chloride Solution is used to reconstitute another drug for administration into the urinary bladder through a catheter.

Before you use sodium chloride solution

Before you start using Sodium Chloride Solution read the information which is given below. If you think that any of this information applies to you, or are not sure, tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist:

Do not use Sodium Chloride Solution if

You are allergic (hypersensitive) to sodium chloride or any of the other ingredients of Sodium Chloride Solution.

Take special care with Sodium Chloride Solution

Before treatment with Sodium Chloride Solution extra care will be taken if your bladder or urethra are fragile, for example in cases of advanced bladder cancer.

Using other medicines

There are no other medicines known that cause problems when they are taken when you are also using Sodium Chloride Solution.

Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Using Sodium Chloride Solution with food and drink

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You can eat and drink as normal when using Sodium Chloride Solution.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are or could be pregnant, tell your doctor before treatment starts.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines

Your ability to drive a car or operate machinery will not be affected following administration of Sodium Chloride Solution.

How to use sodium chloride solution

Sodium Chloride Solution will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Each 50ml bag is for single use only and any unused portion will be discarded.

Your doctor will have decided how much and for how long you need to be given Sodium Chloride Solution.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

There are no known side effects caused by Sodium Chloride Solution.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the internet atwww.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store sodium chloride solution

  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Do not use Sodium Chloride Solution after the expiry date which is stated on the bag. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
  • Do not store above 25°C and do not freeze.
  • Store in the original container.
  • Do not use Sodium Chloride Solution if you notice that the solution contains any particles or has become cloudy.
  • Do not use if the container has become damaged.

Further information

What Sodium Chloride Solution contains

The active substance is sodium chloride. Each bag contains 0.45 grams of sodium chloride. The other ingredient is water for injections.

What Sodium Chloride Solution looks like and contents of the pack

Sodium Chloride Solution is a clear, sterile solution that is contained in a PVC bag. The bag contains 50ml of solution.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer

The marketing authorisation holder for Sodium Chloride Solution is:
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited, Avonbridge House, Bath Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2BB, UK.

The company responsible for manufacturing this product is: Terumo BCT, Larne, Co. Antrim, BT40 2SH United Kingdom.

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