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Brand name: Sodium Chloride (Phebra) TM

Active ingredients: sodium chloride

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 01 JAN 1991 : Normal saline can be used as the vehicle for many parenteral drugs and as an electrolyte replenisher for maintenance or replacement of deficits of extracellular fluid. It can also be used as a sterile irrigation medium.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Subcutaneous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear, colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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