What Is It?: Sodium chloride is a salt that is normally found dissolved in the body fluids. It is important in regulating the pressure and flow of fluids between the blood and tissues of the body. It is also important for normal nerve and muscle function. Low sodium levels in the body can result in muscle cramps, dehydration and low blood pressure. In some long-term conditions, for example ulcerative colitis or kidney disease, sodium chloride is lost from the body. Sodium chloride is also lost from the body in urine and sweat. Sodium chloride may be used to replace the sodium lost from the body and thereby return sodium chloride levels to normal. This helps reverse the symptoms of sodium depletion.
How To Use: Sodium chloride supplements are used to treat low levels of sodium in the body. Use this medicine as directed on the prescription label. If you have any questions ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects: Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. High blood sodium level (hypernatraemia). The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug’s manufacturer.
How can this medicine affect other medicines? For people with chronic kidney failure, the effectiveness of blood pressure lowering medicines may be decreased by sodium chloride tablets.
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose give it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give a double dose to make up for the missed one.