14.6% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP Additive Solution is a sterile, nonpyrogenic, concentrated solution for intravenous administration ONLY AFTER DILUTION to replenish electrolytes. The preparations contain either 2.92 or 5.84 g of sodium chloride (50 or 100 mEq each of Na+ and Cl¯) in Water for Injection, USP. The solution contains no bacteriostat, antimicrobial agent or added buffer; pH 4.8 (4.5 to 7.0). May contain hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment. The osmolar concentration is 5 mOsmol/mL (calc.); specific gravity is 1.10.
Sodium Chloride, USP is chemically designated NaCl, a white crystalline compound freely soluble in water.
The semi-rigid material used for the plastic vials is fabricated from a specially formulated polyolefin. It is a copolymer of ethylene and propylene. The safety of the plastic has been confirmed by tests in animals according to USP biological standards for plastic containers. The container requires no vapor barrier to maintain the proper drug concentration.