Drug Information for 3% and 5% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in VIAFLEX Plastic Container (Baxter Healthcare Corporation): HOW SUPPLIED

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  • 3% and 5% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in VIAFLEX plastic container is available as follows:

    CodeSize (mL)NDCProduct Name
    2B13535000338-0054-033% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP
    2B13735000338-0056-035% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

    Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. It is recommended the product be stored at room temperature (25°C); brief exposure up to 40°C does not adversely affect the product.

  • Directions for Use of VIAFLEX Plastic Container

  • Warning: Do not use plastic containers in series connections. Such use could result in air embolism due to residual air being drawn from the primary container before administration of the fluid from the secondary container is completed.

  • To Open

  • Tear overwrap down side at slit and remove solution container. Some opacity of the plastic due to moisture absorption during the sterilization process may be observed. This is normal and does not affect the solution quality or safety. The opacity will diminish gradually. Check for minute leaks by squeezing inner bag firmly. If leaks are found, discard solution as sterility may be impaired. If supplemental medication is desired, follow directions below.

  • Preparation for Administration

    • Suspend container from eyelet support.
    • Remove plastic protector from outlet port at bottom of container.
    • Attach administration set. Refer to complete directions accompanying set.
  • To Add Medication

  • Warning: Additives may be incompatible.

  • To add medication before solution administration

    • Prepare medication site
    • Using syringe with 19 to 22 gauge needle, puncture resealable medication port and inject.
    • Mix solution and medication thoroughly. For high density medication such as potassium chloride, squeeze ports while ports are upright and mix thoroughly.
  • To add medication during solution administration

    • Close clamp on the set.
    • Prepare medication site.
    • Using syringe with 19 to 22 gauge needle, puncture resealable medication port and inject.
    • Remove container from IV pole and/or turn to an upright position.
    • Evacuate both ports by squeezing them while container is in the upright position.
    • Mix solution and medication thoroughly.
    • Return container to in use position and continue administration.
  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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