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Sodium chloride

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella

Introduction

Name

  • Sodium chloride.

Class of drug

  • Electrolyte.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used at 0.9% as isotonic crystalloid.
  • Used as water electrolyte replacement fluid in the management of hypotension/shock   Shock  (hypertonic saline).
  • Used as a drug diluent.
  • Used as a hypertonic ophthalmic solution to reduce corneal edema and to flush out irritants.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Clark A M (1980)Parenteral fluid therapy in small animals.Vet Rec106(7), 146-149.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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