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Drug Guide

3% Sodium Chloride (Hypertonic Saline)

    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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