Sodium Chloride (3%)

Key points  

  • We recommend to consult your poison centre with the use of this antidote.
  • Use only in the event of a shortage of sodium bicarbonate for cases of poisoning caused by sodium channel blockers.
  • 1 g of sodium chloride = 393.3 mg of elemental sodium = 17.1 mEq = 17.1 mmol.
  • 1 ml/kg of 3% NaCl will increase blood sodium levels by approximately 1 mEq/L.

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Last updated: 31-05-2018