Each 100 ml of solution contains-
- Sodium Chloride 0.5 gm
- Potassium Chloride 0.1 gm
- Sodium Acetate 0.393 gm
Cholera Saline contains different electrolytes which are usually depleted in various conditions e.g. diarrhoea, vomiting, profuse sweating etc. So, this saline is indicated in cholera, also in diarrhoea, vomiting, fluid loss, to replenish and restore the normal electrolyte balance of the body.
Intravenous fluid preparations
This is a sterile & pyrogen free solution of Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride and Sodium Acetate (as Trihydrate) in Water for Injections
The volume and rate of infusion of Cholera Saline depends upon the requirements of the patient and the judgement of the physician. It usually varies with age, weight and clinical condition of the patient.
- Check infusion set and infusion solution prior to use
- Pull moderately to tear off the protective cover of the Eurohead
- Hold lightly the Eurohead but not the bag
- Open the flow regulator fully and hold the giving set on the top white area, but not the membrane venting region
- Insert the spike of the administration set to the Eurohead and fit the connector of the administration set firmly to the needle
- Gradually allow the fluid to flow down to the needle tip and close
- Remove the protective cover of the needle
- Locate the venipuncture site and clean the site with an antiseptic solution, and then insert the needle
- Securely tape the puncture site
- Securely tape the wings and tubing
- Start infusion while adjusting drip speed
Defer administration in the presence of acute respiratory or other active infections. Administration of saline to a patient taking corticosteroids or other immunosuppressive agents may result in an altered immune response and should be avoided if possible.
Malaise, low-grade fever, headache, generalized aches and pains, flushing, generalized urticaria, tachycardia and hypotension may occur. Reactions at the site of the injection may occasionally occur, usually within 5 to 7 days. These include erythema, swelling, pain, tenderness or induration.
Pregnancy & Lactation
No data found
Precautions & Warnings
Since Cholera Saline contains different electrolytes, it should be infused with caution in patients where electrolyte imbalance may cause detrimental effects, e.g. in pregnancy, renal impairment, heart failure, pulmonary congestion, head injury etc. or in patients receiving potassium sparing diuretics.
Should be stored at controlled room temperature.