Sodium and chloride both are the major components of extracellular fluid. Work as team with each other to control the volume and pressure. The major function involves: –
- Maintaining the fluid volume balance
- Distribution of water
- Osmotic pressure of body fluids
Sodium is closely related with chloride and bicarbonate in the regulation of the acid-base balance of the body fluid. Chloride is the major anion present in extracellular fluid. It accompanies the metabolism of sodium and the acid-base changes that happen because of changes in chlorine concentration
Sodium Chloride 1gm
MODE OF ACTION:
Sodium and chloride both the major components of extracellular fluid, present in the fluid compartment present outside the cells; work in synergy with each other to control the volume and pressure. Any disturbance in sodium concentrations leads to disorders of water balance. In hyponatremia sodium chloride replenishes the deficit of sodium thereby bringing the serum sodium levels back to normal.
- SIADH (Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)
Depend upon the level of sodium in patient body
Usual dosage: 2-3 tablets two or three times in a day
Needed amount of Na to raise: (Targeted concentration of Na – Current Na concentration) x [0.6 x Weight (in kg)]
0.6 – Volume of distribution in (L/kg)
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