Label: SODIUM CHLORIDE injection, solution

  • NDC Code(s): 79672-613-01, 79672-613-02, 79672-613-03, 79672-613-04, view more
    79672-613-05, 79672-613-10, 79672-613-20, 79672-613-30, 79672-613-40, 79672-613-50
  • Packager: Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: Abbreviated New Drug Application

Drug Label Information

Updated February 25, 2021

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is a sterile, nonpyrogenic solution for fluid and electrolyte replenishment in single dose containers for intravenous administration. It contains no antimicrobial agents. The pH ranges from 4.5 to 7.0. Composition, osmolarity, and ionic concentration are shown below:

    0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP contains 9 g/L Sodium Chloride, USP (NaCl) with an osmolarity of 308 mOsmol/L (calc). It contains 154 mEq/L sodium and 154 mEq/L chloride.

    The FLEBOFLEX and FLEBOFLEX LUER plastic containers are fabricated from latex-free polyolefins or polypropylene plastic materials. The solution contact materials do not contain PVC, DEHP, or other plasticizers. The amount of water that can permeate from inside the container into the overwrap is insufficient to affect the solution significantly. The suitability of the container materials has been established through biological evaluations, which have shown the containers pass Class VI U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) testing for plastic containers. These tests confirm the biological safety of the container systems.

  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    Sodium Chloride Injection, USP has value as a source of water and electrolytes. It is capable of inducing diuresis depending on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is indicated as a source of water and electrolytes.

    0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is also indicated for use as a priming solution in hemodialysis procedures.

  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    None known.

  • WARNINGS

    Hypersensitivity

    Hypersensitivity and infusion reactions, including hypotension, pyrexia, tremor, chills, urticaria, rash, and pruritus have been reported with 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP.

    Stop the infusion immediately if signs or symptoms of a hypersensitivity reaction develop, such as tachycardia, chest pain, dyspnea and flushing. Appropriate therapeutic countermeasures must be instituted as clinically indicated.

    Electrolyte Imbalances

    Fluid Overload

    Depending on the volume and rate of infusion, and the patient’s underlying clinical condition, the intravenous administration of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP can cause fluid disturbances such as overhydration/hypervolemia and congested states, including pulmonary congestion and edema.

    Avoid 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients with or at risk for fluid and/or solute overloading. If use cannot be avoided, monitor fluid balance, electrolyte concentrations, and acid base balance, as needed and especially during prolonged use.

    Hyponatremia

    Sodium Chloride Injection, USP may cause hyponatremia. Hyponatremia can lead to acute hyponatremic encephalopathy characterized by headache, nausea, seizures, lethargy, and vomiting. Patients with brain edema are at particular risk of severe, irreversible and life-threatening brain injury.

    The risk of hospital-acquired hyponatremia is increased in patients with cardiac or pulmonary failure, and in patients with non-osmotic vasopressin release (including SIADH) treated with high volume of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP.

      The risk for hyponatremia is increased in pediatric patients, elderly patients, postoperative patients, those with psychogenic polydipsia, and in patients treated with medications that increase the risk of hyponatremia (such as diuretics, certain antiepileptic and psychotropic medications). See Drug Interactions.

    Patients at increased risk for developing complications of hyponatremia such as hyponatremic encephalopathy, include pediatric patients, women (in particular pre-menopausal women), patients with hypoxemia, and patients with underlying central nervous system disease. Avoid Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients with or at risk for hyponatremia. If use cannot be avoided, monitor serum sodium concentrations.

    Rapid correction of hyponatremia is potentially dangerous with risk of serious neurologic complications. Brain adaptations reducing risk of cerebral edema make the brain vulnerable to injury when chronic hyponatremia is too rapidly corrected, which is known as osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS). To avoid complications, monitor serum sodium and chloride concentrations, fluid status, acid-base balance, and signs of neurologic complications.

    Hypernatremia

    Hypernatremia may occur with Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Conditions that may increase the risk of hypernatremia, fluid overload and edema (central and peripheral), include patients with: primary hyperaldosteronism; secondary hyperaldosteronism associated with, for example, hypertension, congestive heart failure, liver disease (including cirrhosis), renal disease (including renal artery stenosis, nephrosclerosis); and pre-eclampsia.

    Certain medications such as corticosteroids or corticotropin, may also increase risk of sodium and fluid retention, see Drug Interactions.

    Avoid Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients with, or at risk for, hypernatremia. If use cannot be avoided, monitor serum sodium concentrations.

    Rapid correction of hypernatremia is potentially dangerous with risk of serious neurologic complications. Excessively rapid correction of hypernatremia is also associated with a risk for serious neurologic complications such as osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) with risk of seizures and cerebral edema.

  • PRECAUTIONS

    Patients with Severe Renal Impairment

    Administration of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients with or at risk of severe renal impairment, may result in hypernatremia and/or fluid overload (see Warnings). Avoid Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients with severe renal impairment or conditions that may cause sodium and/or potassium retention, fluid overload, or edema. If use cannot be avoided, monitor patients with severe renal impairment for development of these adverse reactions.

    Drug Interactions

    Other Products that Affect Fluid and/or Electrolyte Balance
    Administration of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP to patients treated concomitantly with drugs associated with sodium and fluid retention may increase the risk of hypernatremia and volume overload. Avoid use of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients receiving such products, such as corticosteroids or corticotropin. If use cannot be avoided, monitor serum electrolytes, fluid balance and acid-base balance.

    Lithium
    Renal sodium and lithium clearance may be increased during administration of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Monitor serum lithium concentrations during concomitant use.

    Other Drugs that Increase the Risk of Hyponatremia
    Administration of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients treated concomitantly with medications associated with hyponatremia may increase the risk of developing hyponatremia.

    Avoid use of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in patients receiving products, such as diuretics, and certain antiepileptic and psychotropic medications. Drugs that increase the vasopressin effect reduce renal electrolyte free water excretion and may also increase the risk of hyponatremia following treatment with intravenous fluids. If use cannot be avoided, monitor serum sodium concentrations.

    Pregnancy

    There are no adequate and well controlled studies with Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in pregnant women and animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with this drug. Therefore, it is not known whether Sodium Chloride Injection, USP can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Sodium Chloride Injection, USP should be given during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

    Lactation

    It is not known whether this drug is present in human milk. Because many drugs are present in human milk, caution should be exercised when Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is administered to a nursing woman.

    Pediatric Use

    The use of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP in pediatric patients is based on clinical practice. (See Dosage and Administration).

    Closely monitor plasma electrolyte concentrations in pediatric patients who may have impaired ability to regulate fluids and electrolytes. In very low birth weight infants, excessive or rapid administration of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP may result in increased serum osmolality and risk of intracerebral hemorrhage.

    Children (including neonates and older children) are at increased risk of developing hyponatremia as well as for developing hyponatremic encephalopathy.

    Geriatric Use

    Geriatric patients are at increased risk of developing electrolyte imbalances. Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Therefore, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy. Consider monitoring renal function in elderly patients.

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Post-Marketing Adverse Reactions

    The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

    The following adverse reactions have been reported in the post-marketing experience during use of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP and include the following:

    General disorders and administration site conditions: Infusion site erythema, injection site streaking, burning sensation, and infusion site urticaria.

    Hypersensitivity reactions: Hypotension, pyrexia, tremor, chills, urticaria, rash, and pruritus.

    Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Hypernatremia, hyponatremia, hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis.

    Nervous System Disorders: Hyponatremic encephalopathy.

    If an adverse reaction does occur, discontinue the infusion, evaluate the patient, institute appropriate therapeutic countermeasures and save the remainder of the fluid for examination if deemed necessary.

  • OVERDOSAGE

    Excessive administration of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP can cause hypernatremia. Hypernatremia can lead to CNS manifestations, including seizures, coma, cerebral edema and death.

    Excessive administration of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP can cause fluid overload (which can lead to pulmonary and/or peripheral edema). See Warnings and  Adverse Reactions.

    When assessing an overdose, any additives in the solution must also be considered. The effects of an overdose may require immediate medical attention and treatment.

    Interventions include discontinuation of Sodium Chloride Injection, USP administration, dose reduction, and other measures as indicated for the specific clinical constellation (e.g., monitoring of fluid balance, electrolyte concentrations and acid base balance).

  • DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    Important Administration Instructions

    • Sodium Chloride Injection, USP is intended for intravenous administration using sterile equipment.

    • Do not connect flexible plastic containers in series in order to avoid air embolism due to possible residual air contained in the primary container.

    • Set the vent to the closed position on a vented intravenous administration set to prevent air embolism. 

    • Use a dedicated line without any connections to avoid air embolism.

    • Do not pressurize intravenous solutions contained in flexible plastic containers to increase flow rates in order to avoid air embolism due to incomplete evacuation of residual air in the container.

    • Prior to infusion, visually inspect the solution for particulate matter and discoloration. The solution should be clear and there should be no precipitates. Do not administer unless solution is clear, and container is undamaged.

    Dosing Information

    The choice of product, dosage, volume, rate, and duration of administration is dependent upon the age, weight and clinical condition of the patient and concomitant therapy, and administration should be determined by a physician experienced in intravenous fluid therapy.

    Introduction of Additives

    Additives may be incompatible.

    Evaluate all additions to the plastic container for compatibility and stability of the resulting preparation. Consult with a pharmacist, if available.

    If, in the informed judgment of the physician, it is deemed advisable to introduce additives, use aseptic technique. Mix thoroughly when additives have been introduced. After addition, if there is a discoloration and/or the appearance of precipitates, insoluble complexes or crystals, do not use. Do not store solutions containing additives. Discard any unused portion.

  • HOW SUPPLIED

    The available sizes of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP are shown below:

    Size (mL)NDC
    Fleboflex bags:
    50 (115 units in one carton)79672-613-10
    100 (70 units in one carton)79672-613-20
    250 (28 units in one carton)79672-613-30
    500 (20 units in one carton)79672-613-40
    1000 (10 units in one carton)79672-613-50
    Fleboflex Luer bags:
    50 (90 units in one carton)Not distributed by Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC
    100 (50 units in one carton)Not distributed by Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC
    250 (32 units in one carton)Not distributed by Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC
    500 (24 units in one carton)Not distributed by Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC
    1000 (10 units in one carton)Not distributed by Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC

    Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized. Avoid excessive heat. It is recommended the product be stored at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions are permitted between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). [see USP Controlled Room Temperature.]Store unit in moisture barrier overwrap. Brief exposure up to 40°C (104°F) does not adversely affect the product.

  • DIRECTIONS FOR USE OF FLEBOFLEX AND FLEBOFLEX LUER PLASTIC CONTAINERS

    For Information on Risk of Air Embolism – see Dosage and Administration.

    To Open
    Peel off the overwrap and remove solution container. Visually inspect the container. If the outlet port protector is damaged, detached, or not present, discard container as solution path sterility may be impaired. 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
    1.Suspend container from eyelet support.
    2. Fleboflex bags: Remove plastic protector from outlet port at bottom of container.
        Fleboflex Luer bags: Break the twist-off administration port by means of torsion.
    3. Attach administration set. Refer to complete directions accompanying set.

    To Add Medication
    Additives may be incompatible.

    To add medication before solution administration
    1. Prepare medication site.
    2. Fleboflex bags: Using syringe with 19 to 22 gauge needle, puncture resealable medication port and inject.
        Fleboflex Luer bags: Using syringe or vial, connect to the needle-free medication port and inject.
    3. Mix solution and medication thoroughly.

    To add medication during solution administration
    1. Close clamp on the set.
    2. Prepare medication site.
    3. Fleboflex bags: Using syringe with 19 to 22 gauge needle, puncture resealable medication port and inject.
        Fleboflex Luer bags: Using syringe or vial, connect to the needle-free medication port and inject.
    4. Remove container from intravenous pole and/or turn to an upright position.
    5. Mix solution and medication thoroughly.
    6. Return container to in-use position and continue administration.

    Distributed by:
    Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC
    Brooklyn, NY 11207

    Manufactured by:
    Laboratorios Grifols, S.A.
    Murcia - SPAIN

    Printed in SPAIN
    Rev. 08/2020
    GRIFOLS and FLEBOFLEX are trademarks of Grifols, S.A.

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    PHARMACEUTICALS

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  • PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

    NDC 79672-613-40

    0.9% Sodium Chloride
    Injection, USP


    500 mL

    Fleboflex Container

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).
    [see USP controlled Room Temperature.] Avoid excessive heat.

    NEXTGEN
    PHARMACEUTICALS


    Manufactured for Nextgen Pharmaceuticals
    Product of Spain

    LOT           EXP         1001774

    Num.: IN HOUSE CONTROL NUMBER

    20 x 500 mL

    500 mL Carton

    NDC 79672-613-04

    0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP

    500 mL

    For Intravenous use
    Single dose container

    Rx Only

    Each 100 mL contains 900 mg Sodium Chloride USP; pH 4.5 to 7.0
    Sodium 154 mEq/L Chloride 154 mEq/L; Osmolarity 308 mOsmol/L (calc)

    Sterile Non pyrogenic. Dosage intravenously as directed by a physician. See
    directions. Cautions:  Squeeze and inspect inner bag which maintains
    product sterility. Discard if leaks are found. Must not be used in series
    connections. Do not use unless solution is clear. Additives may be 
    incompatible. Consult with pharmacist if available. When introducing
    additives, use aseptic technique. Mix thoroughly. Do not store.
    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15° to
    30°C (59° to 86°F). [see USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Store unit in
    moisture barrier overwrap. Brief exposure up to 40°C (104°F) does not
    adversely affect the product. Avoid excessive heat. Read package insert for
    full information.

    Grifols and Fleboflex are trademarks of Grifols, S.A.

    Manufactured for Nextgen Pharmaceuticals
    Product of Spain

    Fleboflex Container
    (PVC-free and DEHP-free)
    The container closure is not made with natural rubber latex.

    NEXTGEN
    PHARMACEUTICALS

    LOT XXXXXX
    EXP MM-YYYY
    INTERNAL REFERENCE

    4000742

    500 mL Container
  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    SODIUM CHLORIDE 
    sodium chloride injection, solution
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:79672-613
    Route of AdministrationINTRAVENOUS
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    SODIUM CHLORIDE (UNII: 451W47IQ8X) (Chloride Ion - UNII:Q32ZN48698, Sodium Cation - UNII:LYR4M0NH37) SODIUM CHLORIDE9 g  in 1000 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:79672-613-10115 in 1 CARTON02/15/2021
    1NDC:79672-613-0150 mL in 1 BAG; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:79672-613-2070 in 1 CARTON02/15/2021
    2NDC:79672-613-02100 mL in 1 BAG; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    3NDC:79672-613-3028 in 1 CARTON02/15/2021
    3NDC:79672-613-03250 mL in 1 BAG; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    4NDC:79672-613-4020 in 1 CARTON02/15/2021
    4NDC:79672-613-04500 mL in 1 BAG; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    5NDC:79672-613-5010 in 1 CARTON02/15/2021
    5NDC:79672-613-051000 mL in 1 BAG; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA20795605/25/2017
    Labeler - Nextgen Pharmaceuticals LLC (117587552)
    Registrant - LABORATORIOS GRIFOLS SA (461842294)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Laboratorios Grifols, S. A.463720681manufacture(79672-613)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    LABORATORIOS GRIFOLS SA461842294analysis(79672-613)