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Normal Saline Solution

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Normal Saline Solution 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.

Normal Saline Solution 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 Normal Saline Solution for Injection

Side effects of Normal Saline Solution for Injection


    How to use Normal Saline Solution for Injection

    Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

    How Normal Saline Solution for Injection works

    Normal Saline Solution is a purified salt solution which works by replenishing salt and electrolyte levels in the body.

    Safety Advice

    It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Normal Saline Solution. Please consult your doctor.
    Normal Saline Solution 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.
    Information regarding the use of Normal Saline Solution during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
    Normal Saline Solution does not usually affect your ability to drive.
    Normal Saline Solution should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Normal Saline Solution may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
    Normal Saline Solution is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Normal Saline Solution may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

    What if you forget to take Normal Saline Solution for Injection?

    If you miss a dose of Normal Saline Solution, please consult your doctor.

    Alternate Brands

    For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
    No alternate brands found for this medicine

    Patient Concerns

    I am cough with sputum, since Sunday, tried saline gargles and normal liquids, no relief, which medicine should I take
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    Q. Is Normal Saline harmful to humans?

    Normally Normal Saline 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 Normal Saline do to the body?

    Normal Saline 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. Normal Saline is used to treat or prevent sodium loss caused by dehydration, diarrhea or other causes.

    Q. Is Normal Saline used to clean wounds?

    Yes, Normal Saline 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 Normal Saline?

    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 Normal Saline.

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