Saline is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma, dehydration and irrigation solution for eye/nose.
How it works
Sodium chloride is the major extracellular cation. It is important in electrolyte and fluid balance, osmotic pressure control and water distribution as it restores sodium ions. It is used as a source of electrolytes and water for hydration, treatment of metabolic acidosis, priming solution in haemodialysis and treatment of hyperosmolar diabetes. It is also used as diluents for infusion of compatible drug additives.
Common side effects
Decreased salivation, Fever, Increased sodium level in blood, Tachycardia
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