Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Sodium chloride

Contributor(s): John Dodam, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Sodium chloride.

Class of drug

  • Electrolyte.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used at 0.9% as isotonic crystalloid.
  • Used as water electrolyte replacement fluid in the management of hypotension/shock Shock (hypertonic saline).
  • Used as a drug diluent.
  • Used as a hypertonic ophthalmic solution to reduce corneal edema and to flush out irritants.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. 

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