Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion

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Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion consists of purified salt solution. It is used for short term fluid replacement. Thus, it treats hypovolemia that can result due to any dehydration, or injury. It helps to restore the salt and electrolyte levels in the body.

Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion works by replenishing salt and electrolyte levels in the body. This  injection must be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You should not take it, if you have any known allergy from this injection. Your doctor may check your blood pressure and ask you to get regular blood tests done while you are using this injection.

The use of this medicine may cause some common side effects such as injection site reactions, hypotension, fever, tremor, and chills. Let your doctor know if you are bothered by any of these. Before receiving this medicine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have kidney diseases as dose adjustment may be required. This injection is safe to use in patients suffering from liver diseases.

Uses of Elkos Infusion

  • Treatment of Short term fluid replacement after trauma
  • Treatment of Dehydration

Benefits of Elkos Infusion

In Treatment of Short term fluid replacement after trauma

Appropriate fluid replacement is very essential to restore normal brain activity and other vital functions of the body to promote healing as well as speedy recovery. Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion helps restore this fluid imbalance and aids in improving the overall health of the patient. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.

In Treatment of Dehydration

Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion protects the patient from dehydration and electrolyte imbalance after any trauma or injury. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefits.

Side effects of Elkos Infusion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Elkos

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Fever
  • Tremor
  • Chills

How to use Elkos Infusion

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.

How Elkos Infusion works

Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion is a purified salt solution which works by replenishing salt and electrolyte levels in the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Elkos Infusion?

If you miss a dose of Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion, please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alkali Metal Chlorides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Crystalloids

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FAQs

Q. Is Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion harmful to humans?

Normally Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion is an indispensable component of the human body. If given in required amount, it is very beneficial. However, it can be harmful when given in more than the required amount or concentration. In high doses, it can lead to fluid overload, swelling of feet and legs, and sodium accumulation in the body.

Q. What does Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion do to the body?

Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion is normally present in your body. Sodium and chloride ions help maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. Sodium is an electrolyte which maintains the water balance in your body and keeps your body hydrated. It helps in maintaining normal functioning of the nerves, heart and other organs. Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion is used to treat or prevent sodium loss caused by dehydration, diarrhea or other causes.

Q. Is Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion used to clean wounds?

Yes, Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion is used to clean wounds. It serves as a very good solution which can be used to irrigate and wash or clean body cavities, tissues or wounds. It also serves as a solvent for various medicines to be used in various conditions. It is for external use only and should not be swallowed.

Q. Do we need to be cautious while taking Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion?

Yes, you should be cautious if you have certain conditions, such as heart disease or heart failure, impaired kidney function, or diabetes. Also, stay cautious if you have swelling in various parts of your body like feet and ankles. It usually does not cause any major side effects but you should be cautious and should give your doctor a proper history before you take Elkos NS 0.9% Infusion.

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plot no- 246, hsiidc, industrial estate industrial area phase, 1, barwala, haryana 134118
Country of origin: India

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