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Sodium chloride is hypertonic (ophthalmic)

Generic name: sodium chloride hypertonic (ophthalmic) [SO-de-um-KLOR-ide-HYE-per-TON-uk]  ]

Brand names: Altachlore, Muro 128, Sochlor ophthalmic, Adsorbonac, AK-nacl, Sochlor
Dosage forms Ophthalmic ointment (5%) and ophthalmic solutions (2% or 5%).
Drug class: ophthalmic agents

What is Sodium chloride hypertonic (ophthalmic)?

Sodium chloride hypertonic ophthalmic (for your eyes) reduces swelling of the corneal (the front surface) of your eye caused by surgery or infection. This medication guide does not list all possible uses for sodium chloride hypertonic ophthalmic.

Side effects of Sodium chloride is hypertonic (ophthalmic)

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Sodium chloride hypertonic can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Eye pain
  • Redness or irritation of the eye that is severe or persistent
  • Vision changes
  • Your eye condition will worsen.

Side effects of sodium chloride hypertonic include:

  • You may experience mild irritation or burning in your eyes.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Before you take this drug

If you have allergies or medical conditions, ask your doctor if the medicine can be used. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to take Sodium chloride hypertonic?

Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor. Before using eye medications, wash your hands. Apply the ointment by pulling down your lower eyelid and tilting your head slightly back. In this pocket, squeeze a small ribbon of ointment out of the tube. Keep your eyes closed for a minute or two after you blink gently. Use a tissue to wipe away any excess ointment.

Before using eye drops, make sure that all contact lenses have been removed and create a pocket by tilting your head slightly back and pulling down on your lower eyelid to create an indentation in which to place them. Squeeze a few drops into the pocket by holding the dropper just above your eye. Close your eyes for a minute or two. Only use the prescribed number of drops. Avoid touching the tip of an ointment or eyedropper, and never place it directly on your eyes. If the tip is contaminated, it can cause serious vision problems.

If your symptoms don't improve in 72 hours, call your doctor. If the ointment contains particles, do not use it. If the liquid appears cloudy, do not use eye drops. For new medication, call your pharmacist. Store at room temperature. Store at room temperature. When not in use, keep the bottle or tube tightly closed. Store eye drops upright.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue taking your regular medication at its scheduled time. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of hypertonic sodium chloride are not dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions with regard to food, beverages or activity, follow their orders accordingly.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs you take may have no impact on the treatment for your eyes; however, various medicines often interact with each other; so, inform your healthcare provider of all medicines taken including vitamins and herbal remedies.