Your electrolyte levels in blood and other parameters (such as blood pressure etc.) will be monitored regularly as you receive intravenous sodium chloride.
Tell your doctor if you have disorders of the kidneys, lungs, problems of the heart related to impaired pumping of blood (congestive cardiac disorders), high blood pressure or pregnancy-related blood pressure problems (pre-eclampsia), fluid retention problems or swelling in hands, ankles or feet.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any unwanted swelling, trouble in breathing, muscle cramps, and/or weakness, fits, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Do not take if you are allergic to sodium chloride or any of its ingredients.
Do not give to patients with excess fluid or sodium in the space outside body cells (extracellular hyper hydration or hypervolemia).
Do not give to patients with abnormally low levels of sodium or chloride in blood (hyponatremia, hypochloremia), fluid and sodium retention problems or edema (swelling).
Do not give to patients with congestive heart failure (heart failure resulting in fluid build-up in lungs and other body tissues), severe liver and kidney functioning problems.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Normal Saline Infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Normal Saline Infusion during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Normal Saline Infusion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Normal Saline Infusion should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Normal Saline Infusion may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Normal Saline Infusion is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Normal Saline Infusion may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.