PlasmaLyte A: Balanced Salt Solution

PlasmaLyte A: Balanced Salt Solution

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PlasmaLyte A Infusion is a solution of the following substances in water: sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride hexahydrate, sodium acetate trihydrate and sodium gluconate.

Plasma Lyte A infusion is used to provide a source of fluid, for example in cases of burns, head injury, fractures, infection, peritoneal irritation (inflammations within the abdomen), as a source of fluids during a surgical operation, for the treatment of shock due to loss of blood and for other conditions needing rapid replacement of blood and/or fluids.

The active substances are sodium chloride: 5.26 g per litre, potassium chloride: 0.37 g per litre, magnesium chloride hexahydrate: 0.30 g per litre, sodium acetate trihydrate: 3.68 g per litre, sodium gluconate: 5.02 g per litre. The other ingredients are water for injections and sodium hydroxide.

PlasmaLyte A Solution for Infusion is a clear solution, free from visible particles. It is supplied in polyolefin/polyamide plastic bags (VIAFLO). Each bag is wrapped in a sealed, protective, outer plastic over pouch. The bag sizes are 500 ml and 1000 ml.