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3% Sodium Chloride (Hypertonic Saline)

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    3% Sodium Chloride (Hypertonic Saline)

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Severe hyponatraemia
    • Cerebral oedema secondary to head trauma
    • Contraindications
    • Normal or elevated serum sodium
    • Fluid overload - congestive cardiac failure, severe renal impairment, excessive IV fluids
    • Adverse Effects
    • Fluid overload
    • Hypernatraemia
    • Osmotic demyelination
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