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N.S Infusion

Prescription Required
Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

N.S 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.

N.S 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.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from kidney diseases as dose adjustment may be required. This injection is safe to use in patients suffering from liver diseases.

Uses of N.S Infusion

Side effects of N.S 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 N.S

  • No common side effects seen

How to use N.S Infusion

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

How N.S Infusion works

N.S 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 N.S Infusion. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
N.S 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of N.S Infusion during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
N.S Infusion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
N.S Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of N.S Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
N.S Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of N.S Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take N.S Infusion?

If you miss a dose of N.S Infusion, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Chemical Class
Alkali Metal Chlorides
Habit Forming
No

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FAQs

Q. Is N.S Infusion harmful to humans?

Normally N.S 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 N.S Infusion do to the body?

N.S 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. N.S Infusion is used to treat or prevent sodium loss caused by dehydration, diarrhea or other causes.

Q. Is N.S Infusion used to clean wounds?

Yes, N.S 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 N.S 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 N.S Infusion.

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References

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