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Sodium chloride (oral)

Name of the Generic: Sodium chloride (oral) (oral) SOE-dee-um KLOR-ide“SOE-dee-um”.
Dosage Forms: Oral tablet (1 g), oral tablet, soluble (1000 mg).
Classification of Drugs: Minerals and electrolytes, miscellaneous respiratory agents.

What is Sodium chloride?

The term "sodium chloride" is the chemical term for salt. The electrolyte sodium regulates the quantity of water present in the body. It also plays a role in muscle contractions. Sodium chloride can be used to treat or stop sodium loss due to dehydration, excessive sweating, or other reasons. It is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Sodium chloride

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms, they are warning signs of an allergic reaction: symptoms of hives: difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face.

Stop taking sodium chloride and contact your doctor immediately in the event of serious side effects like:

  • Vomiting as well as nausea and vomiting.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Swelling in your ankles, hands, or feet.

More minor negative side effects are more likely, but you could also have none whatsoever.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is best not to use sodium chloride if you have ever experienced an allergic reaction or if you suffer from high levels of sodium in your blood.

Before taking sodium chloride, consult your physician if you have hypertension, kidney or liver diseases, fluid retention (especially around your lungs or around your legs), the condition known as congestive heart disease or preeclampsia due to pregnancy, if you're on an esoteric diet, or if you're intolerant to certain foods or medications. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Stop taking sodium chloride and consult your physician immediately if you feel stomach pain, nausea, or swelling of your feet or hands. Contact your physician if symptoms do not improve or if they become worse when you use sodium chloride.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't use sodium chloride if you have ever experienced an allergic reaction or if you suffer from high levels of sodium in your blood.

To ensure you can safely use sodium chloride, inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following other health conditions:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Kidney disease.
  • The liver (especially cirrhosis).
  • An accumulation of fluid around the lungs (also known as a pleural effusion).
  • Fluid retention (especially swelling of the ankles and feet).
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • If you are pregnant and suffer from excessive blood pressure as well as fluid retention (also known as preeclampsia).
  • If you're allergic to any of the foods or medications.
  • If you're following a diet that has low salt.

FDA category for pregnancy C It's not clear whether sodium chloride could affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while taking this drug. It isn't known if sodium chloride is absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm the nursing infant. Don't use this medicine without letting your doctor know when you breastfeed your baby.

How to take sodium chloride?

Follow the exact dosage as recommended by your physician. Don't take more or less quantity or for a longer time than is recommended. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Consume sodium chloride in one glass (8 ounces) of water. Sodium chloride is a drink that can be taken in conjunction with or without food. To make sure that the medication is working for you, Your blood will require testing regularly. Visit your doctor regularly.

Don't take this medication with a different person, even if they suffer from similar symptoms to yours. Contact your doctor if your symptoms don't improve or if they get worse when you use sodium chloride. Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can. Do not take your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. The signs of a drug overdose could include vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, an unsteady or fast heartbeat, weakness, swelling in your feet or hands, feeling irritable or restless, slow breathing, feeling sluggish, or having seizures (convulsions).

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting dehydrated or too hot when exercising or in hot temperatures. Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the kind and quantity of liquids that you must consume. In certain situations, drinking too much fluid could be as dangerous as drinking too little.

Interaction with other drugs

There are other medications that may be incompatible with sodium chloride. Inform your doctor about the medications you are taking. This includes prescriptions and over-the-counter or vitamin-based herbal remedies. Do not begin any new medication without first talking to your physician.



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