Baxter Sodium Chloride 0.9% 500ml
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For use as an arthroscopic irrigating fluid with endoscopic instruments during arthroscopic procedures requiring distension and irrigation of the knee, shoulder, elbow, or other bone joints.
How Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution is used:
- Your doctor or nurse will normally use the irrigation to wash and clean body cavities, tissues or wounds. It is also used to dilute other medicines such as inhalation solutions. It is for external use only and should not be injected or swallowed.
- Your doctor or nurse will decide how much of the irrigation to use which will be sufficient for your needs. As the irrigation solution is sterile, your doctor or nurse will use a new solution each time.
- If you are given this product to use at home it must be used as directed by your doctor or nurse. Use a new solution each time. Discard the unused portion.
- This rarely happens as Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution is administered under the care of a highly trained doctor or nurse. As it is for external use only, it is unlikely an overdose will occur.
- Immediately telephone your doctor or go to your nearest hospital emergency department if you think that someone may have drunk Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
- Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution contains sodium chloride 0.9% in Water for Injections. It does not contain a preservative.
- Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution may have some unwanted side-effects in a few people. If they occur, most are likely to be minor or temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.
- Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist as soon as possible if you feel anything unusual during or after Sodium Chloride Irrigation Solution has been used. Ask your doctor or nurse to answer any questions that you may have.
Important Risk Information:
Lactated Ringer's Irrigation
- Not for injection
- Because fluids used to irrigate joints may be absorbed into the general circulation, solutions containing sodium ion should be used with great care in patients with congestive heart failure, severe renal insufficiency, and in clinical states in which there exists edema with sodium retention.
- Because some of the fluid used to irrigate joints may be absorbed, caution must be exercised in the volume of irrigating fluid used especially with solutions containing the sodium ion in patients receiving corticosteroids or corticotropin.
- Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.