SODIUM chloride, 3%, 500ml, semi-rigid bot., PVC free


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SODIUM chloride 3%

Therapeutic Action

Hypertonic solution of 3% sodium chloride


Severe symptomatic hyponatremia, including seizures, confusion and coma.

Raised intracranial hypertension in patients wih traumatic brain injury.

Cerebral oedema.

Reduced volume sodium supplementation in solutions inr parenteral nutrition solutions.

Electrolyte rebalance when a small volume of water supplementation is desired, by slow intravenous infusion.

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Instructions for use

Must be given as IV infusion.

Do not confuse with normal saline!

This item is currently only available in PVC free semi-rigid bottle.


Below 25ºC


It is important to pay attention to stack-piling, handling and internal transport conditions to prevent compression of the secondary packaging which could lead to micro-leakage of the bottle/bag (risk of microbial contamination).

See Preliminary remarks on infusions