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Brand Names: Broncho Saline, Hyper-Sal, Sodium Chloride, Inhalation

Generic Name: sodium chloride (inhalation) (Pronunciation: SOE dee um KLOR ide)

What is sodium chloride inhalation (Broncho Saline, Hyper-Sal, Sodium Chloride, Inhalation)?

Sodium chloride is the chemical name for salt. Sodium chloride can reduce some types of bacteria in certain body secretions, such as saliva.

Sodium chloride inhalation is used to produce sputum (mucus, or phlegm) from the mouth in order to collect it for medical testing. This medication may also be used to dilute other medications inhaled through a nebulizer.

Sodium chloride inhalation may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of sodium chloride inhalation (Broncho Saline, Hyper-Sal, Sodium Chloride, Inhalation)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • chest pain, trouble breathing;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • tired feeling, muscle twitching;
  • confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased or decreased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling.

Less serious side effects may include a salty taste or slight burning or irritation in your mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about sodium chloride inhalation (Broncho Saline, Hyper-Sal, Sodium Chloride, Inhalation)?

Before using sodium chloride inhalation, tell your doctor if you have asthma, congestive heart failure, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, kidney or liver disease, migraine headaches, any type of edema (swelling), if you have recently had surgery, or if you are on a low-salt diet.

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially potassium supplements, diuretics, steroids, blood pressure medications, or medications that contain sodium (such as Alka-Seltzer or Zegrid).

Tell your caregivers at once if you have a serious side effect such as chest pain, trouble breathing, swelling in your hands or feet, feeling like you might pass out, tired feeling, muscle twitching, confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased or decreased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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